Thought Catalog

Love is real, real is love. John Lennon
Love is a friendship set to music. Joseph Campbell
The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. Thich Nhat Hanh
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. James Baldwin
Love is now, is always. All that is missing is the coup de grâce — which is called passion. Clarice Lispector
when you love someone / you are scared of getting hurt / and you will get hurt Brandon Scott Gorrell
And now we’re apart and you’re just some stranger who knows all my secrets and all my family members and all my quirks and flaws and it doesn’t make sense. Gaby Dunn
He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But…

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How true is this…even if it’s not about the kissing ritual on New Year’s Eve. Just the thought of facing 2013 alone, AGAIN, while that other person gets to do it with someone new. Well, I’ll let it get to me just until the holidays are over because I do deserve to feel things even if I don’t want to. I deserve to be pathetic, neurotic, whiny, envious and unappreciative. That’s my real holiday gift to myself.