Monday, August 19, 2013

how you should love someone.

you should love them like the sunrise. smile at them warmly and light up their eyes. you should love them like the sunset. draw their day to a close with peace like how the final rays of sunshine kiss away the evening. you should love them like a roller coaster; hanging on when you’re a bit scared and throw your hands in the air when you’re having the time of your life. you should love them when they need you. when they break down because life isn’t always fair. love them when it’s hard. when tears are streaming down their face because they’re drunk and don’t know why they’re upset. when they’re talking babbled nonsense in a language that’s not a language at all. love them even when that’s so frustrating because they’re just drunk and won’t remember it tomorrow. love them enough not to remind them of their weakness. love them even when they’re drunk crying with a cheeseburger in one hand and fries in the other. that’s the time you really need to love them.
love them when they’re shivering in bed because it’s cold outside. wrap your arms around them and bring them in close. love them over hot chocolate drinks in hole in the wall coffee shops. love them while skipping down a street hand in hand being silly and not caring what anyone thinks. love them when they tell you how pretty you are without makeup when your hair is in a messy bun. and not one of those cute messy buns. a really messy “sorry i haven’t washed my hair today” type bun. love them when they wear hoodies and love them when they burn the toast and boil the pasta too long that it sticks to the bottom of the pan and when they overcook the chicken. love them when you eat it anyway and pretend it’s the best meal of your life.
love them when they're driving with the windows down while the sun beams through the front dash and their hair flows with the wind. love them when they mess up because you have to remember they're not perfect. love them like thanksgiving dinner. like a comforting fuzzy memory you like to keep close to your heart. love them when they slightly trip down the stairs. then laugh. definitely laugh. love them like a drive through the appalachian mountains. majestic, powerful, beautiful, and not sure how it happened and came to be. sometimes believe that it was all just magic.
love them when it’s hard to love them. you’ll look back and be glad you did. love them when they have something in their teeth and you don’t know if you should tell them or not. ps: tell them. love them over rainy afternoons on Sundays while laying on blankets and couch pillows. love them when they sing offkey and sing the wrong verse. love them when they slightly run off road because they were looking over at you and remind them that although heaven is beautiful, there's a few more things you want to do and to keep their eyes on the road. love them when they stare at you at the stoplights instead.

love them when you're getting pedicures and they pretend to care what color you got. love them when their best friend hurt their feelings and love them on their birthday. love them when they're away from your fingertips and you have to close your eyes to see their smile. love them when you sense their scent on your pillow and wear their t-shirt to bed. and love them when your bodies are close and intertwined.
love someone with all your heart even if you have pieces scattered across different paths you’ve traveled. love is easy and natural and blissful and it really is rainbows and sunshine and love is still pretty when it’s not. people who belong together, stay together because love sees no obstacles and forgets all fears. love someone who knows that.

but mostly, love someone who loves you too because that’s what love is and that’s what love should be.
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