When the smooth softness of youth is replaced by the delicate softness of age, I will still want to touch your skin.
When your face is full of the lines of every smile you have ever smiled, of every surprise I have seen flash through your eyes, when every tear you have ever cried has left its mark upon your face, I will treasure you all the more, because I was there to see it all.
It gives us someone, even better than a friend, to dance and dine with, someone to adventure with. It's like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven't seen in a long time."―"To love at all is to be vulnerable. "Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around.
And as it grows, loves gives us a confidant, that special someone to share our deepest, darkest secrets and our highest hopes and wildest dreams — someone who sticks by after hearing all about them. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. You tell them things that you've never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more.
"Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling.
Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal."―41.
When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. "You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won't mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever ...
Try to use this time to ask an open-ended question -- not a "yes" or "no" one -- about your partner's attitudes, past experiences, future goals and dreams.
-- A good way to get to know someone is to accomplish something together -- climbing a mountain, baking cookies, doing volunteer work, helping put on an event.