Tag Archives: Love

Is it Christmas or Valentine’s Day

So here we are again, Valentine’s Day. The day that love fills the air as couples express their love for each other.  I chose not to think of it as Valentine’s Day; instead, it’s my February Christmas because when I wake up, you’re there, and what better gift could I ask for than being lucky enough to have been blessed with someone as special as you in my life.  So I guess every day is Christmas. From the first time you smiled at me, my life with you has been nothing short of amazing.  Does that mean I haven’t had a setback of two? Of course not; this is the real world, not a movie, and setbacks happen. But I always knew I would overcome them because I never had to overcome them by myself. Your love and belief in me kept me moving forward. Your intelligence challenges me to be the best I can be every day. My heart belongs to you, and only you, no one, could ever break the bond between our two souls.  Each day is like the first for me, full of excitement and anticipation of the next. I love you; Happy Valentine’s Day and Merry Christmas to me.  

The Key to my Heat

I’ve been hurt. But I must admit that I was captivated by both your beauty and your mind when I met you. Even so, I was afraid to give my heart to someone again, and you told me you understood my trepidation. But you also said I shouldn’t give up on love and that you would be there for me when I was ready to try again. It was scary, but I knew deep down that you were one I couldn’t let get away, so I took a chance and gave you my heart, and every day since then, you’ve shown me that I made the right decision.
I love the way we talk.
I love the way we listen to each other.
I love that we never judge one another.
I love that when we disagree, we still respect each other.
I love how for no reason at all, we’ll complement each other.
I love how when one of us is down, the other one carries the load, no questions asked.
I love how committed we are to each other.
I love how we work together to get through our rough patches.
Most importantly, I love you. I’ve given you the keys to my heart, and I’m lucky I didn’t give up on love, or else we would never have been, and my heart would never have known what true love was.

Not Happenstance, Destinty

They say life is a series of random happenstances; if you take one step to the left instead of the right, you could set off a series of events that change the course of your life. But when it comes to you, I suspect there was more than happenstance at play. With you, I believe it was destiny.
Because on the day that I met you, I turned left when I always turned right, and there you were. I knew immediately that everything up until that moment was preparing me for you. Every step I had ever taken was leading me to you. I had unknowingly been walking a path toward you my whole life.
No one ever has, and no one ever will make me feel the way you did when you first:
Smiled at me
Made me laugh
Held my hand
Kissed me
Said I love you
As crazy as it sounds, I know that when I turned left, it wasn’t happenstance when I always turned right; it was destiny.

Love Is…

Love is living in the moment, wanting your voice to be the last thing I hear every night, your smile to be the first thing I see every morning, feeling of warmth that comes over me every time I look at you and remember our first kiss, such a turn on, a tease, so loving, a promise of something more, I don’t know what our future holds, no one could, but I know at this moment I love you, and as long as we hold on to our love each moment, our love will always be strong.

My Dreams Begin When I Wake…Because of you

Everyone dreams when they sleep, but when I wake, it’s your face that is the first thing I see; And I realize you are my dream. All my life, I dreamed I would find someone who I would trust with my heart—that person with who I want to build a life and grow old with. Every time I look at you, and you smile at me, I feel an unknown force has guided us to each other. Two hearts connected across time destined to be together. Our connection so strong we can look across a crowded room and see only each other; look into each other eyes and have an entire conversation. You bring out the best in me because I want to be the best for you. Every time I wake, my dreams just begin because I wake to you.

When Paths Cross

In life, we travel divergent paths, and along the way, we encounter people and have experiences that will shape the very essence of who we are. Each day we will cross the paths of hundreds if not thousands of other people. Some of whom will leave a lasting impression, others merely a fleeting memory. One day our path will cross another’s, and at that very moment, in that very place, it will become apparent for the first time to us what our lives were truly meant to be.
This will be the beginning of a love that we will never be able to describe in words truly. Nevertheless, when we hold each other’s hand, hear each other’s voice, see each other’s smile and look into each other’s eyes, we will understand that we share a love so passionate, so deep that we would never have believed it was possible until our paths crossed that fateful day. From that moment, we will never walk the path alone again but always together as partners, best friends, soul mates, and lovers. Along the path, there will be unknowns and obstacles, yet our love will never waver. Because we know that the foundation on which our relationship is built, trust, respect, and most importantly, love is a foundation strong enough to withstanding anything we could ever face.

Our Search is Over

Our search is over. We have finally found each other. The hurt from past relationships has molded us into who we are today. Not two bitter souls but two individuals who learned from and gained strength from heartbreak. Two hearts that were broken, having healed and ready to love again. We know that life is better when shared with someone we love who loves us back, and it is through our past heartbreak, we appreciate each other that much more. Your very presence, the sound of your voice, the touch of your hand, comforts my very soul. It sometimes seems that we have known each other forever, and while that isn’t true, I can never see myself without you again. You are not merely my lover; you are my best friend—the person who supports my dreams and keeps me moving forward in times of adversity. You always listen to me and provide me with a shoulder to lean on when needed. Each night I hold you close to my heart. Each morning I smile when your face is the first thing I gaze upon. Our love for each other is so strong that others can glance at us and feel it. Our search is over, and I couldn’t be happier.

Make it a Kiss

Don’t wait to show her you love her. Tonight walk up to her and pull her close. Look into her eyes, but utter not a sound for no words are needed at this moment. Lean in and kiss her, but not just any kiss make it a kiss so sensual, so passionate that it leaves her lost in the moment of a kiss like no kiss she has ever experienced. Make it a kiss that reminds her how special she is, how beautiful she is, how sexy she is. Make it a kiss that reminds her that no other woman could ever stir your emotions as she can. Make it a kiss that messes up her lipstick in a way her lipstick has never been messed up before. Make it a kiss that, when it is over, her body quivers with anticipation of your lips meeting once again. Make it a kiss that without any words uttered says I love you. Don’t just kiss her; make it a kiss!

The Uptown #2 Train

The computerized voice boomed crystal clear over the speakers,

This is the uptown Number 2 train 42nd street, next stop 72nd street. Stand clear of the closing doors.

Another part of old New York City gone, I thought, the subway conductor’s indecipherable voice.

On most nights, my commute is like a Beats headphone commercial. You know, the one where the athlete puts on the headphones and shuts out everything in the world around them. I want to close my eyes, turn up the music and pretend I am anywhere but where I am at that moment. But this Friday evening, as I stood in my favorite spot, in front of the car back against the forward-facing door, I decided to amuse myself and pass the time by observing my fellow uptown number 2 commuters. This spot is perfect as it affords me a vantage point of the entire car and its occupants. Tonight’s crowd included the usual suspects. The businessmen in their expensive suits boasting to each other about the big deal they just closed or bitching about the big deal that got away. Funny how every time one got away, it was never their fault but the fault of some co-worker’s incompetence, or at least that how they told it. There was the blue-collar crowd fresh off another exhausting 12-hour shift. Happy to be going home yet too tired to show it. And, of course, there were the millennials. Happily texting on their smartphones, joking and laughing with each other, and telling each other how they think they’re going to quit their job because they have been there three months already, and they don’t believe they are making an impact that can change the world. I thought this is New York, and we all probably need some therapy, but this group, the millennials, were perhaps in need of more therapy than anyone else. All in all, it was just your usual cast of characters on a Friday night uptown number 2.

Then I spied them, the couple sitting in the middle of the car. She had long straight hair with several colors and was dressed in an ankle-length tie-dye skirt and a tan tee-shirt with sunflowers. Her wrist was adorned with several bracelets that went halfway up her arm. She appeared to be in her mid-40s, and upon closer inspection, it was evident to whoever bothered to look she was very striking. He was sporting a scruffy looking beard and wearing glasses, blue jeans, and a long-sleeve pullover shirt. His attire was not nearly as eccentric as hers except for his straight out of the 80s canvas Pro-Keds, high tops, and bright red. Despite what her hippy look and his red high top Keds might have inferred about them, they were engrossed not in some counter-culture discussion but the New York Times crossword puzzle. I noticed they sat as close as you could get to one another, her leg draped over his. They argued, they laughed and got legitimately excited when they figured out a tough clue. They constantly looked directly into each other eyes and smiled. And it was the look in their eyes that gave away what should have been painfully apparent to me by that point; they were very much in love and likely had been so for a very long time. This couple is in their own Beats commercial, I thought. Nothing around them mattered, and despite the noise, the only sound they heard was each other’s voices. Their world was each other, and nothing else mattered, and it was clear that was alright with them.

This is the uptown Number 2 train 96th street, next stop 110th street Central Park North.

He stood folding the paper and said, this is us. They gave each other a quick kiss and instinctively grabbed for each other hand as they strolled off the train. Their interaction with each other brought a smile to my face. One that was much-needed after a long week at work and the desire to reaffirm my fragile belief in the concept of love.

Stand clear of the closing doors; the computerized voice boomed crystal clear over the speakers.

Here for You…Always

Today as with many of the past few days, I know you have been feeling overwhelmed. You put so much on your shoulders; you blame yourself for so much. I see all this, and there seems to be so little I can do to help. It is frustrating for me as I wish I could take you in my arms and make everything better for you, but sadly life is not that easy. We each have to deal with our problems in our way. However, for all of us, it is more comfortable dealing with our problems when we know that there is someone who loves us, there to pick us up when we fall, lean on when we cry, stand at a distance when we need space yet be ready to be there when you are ready for them to be. I want you to know that I am that person. Because while I know that it can not solve everything, my love for you will always be there whenever you need it.