“But now I know,
that the things people in love do to each other,
And if they stay together,
it’s not because they forget.
It’s because they forgive.” ~ David, INDECENT PROPOSAL
“Every night I empty my heart,
but by morning it’s full again.
Slow droplets of you seep in through the night’s soft caress.
At dawn, I overflow with thoughts of us.
An aching pleasure that gives me no respite.
Love cannot be contained.
The neat packaging of desire splits asunder.
Spilling crimson through my days.
Long, languishing days that are now bruised tender with yearning.
Spent searching for a fingerprint, a scent, a breath you left behind.”
“You don’t get to choose when you get hurt in this world.
But you do have a say who hurts you.
And I like my choices.
I hope she likes hers.” – Gus, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.
What and If are two words as non-threatening as words can be.
But put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life.
“What if? What if? What if?”
I don’t know how your story ended but if what you felt then was true love, then it’s never too late.
If it was true then, why wouldn’t it be true now?
You need only the courage to follow your heart.
I don’t know what a love like Juliet’s feels like – love to leave loved ones for, love to cross oceans for.
But I’d like to believe if I ever were to feel it, that I will have the courage to seize it.
And, Claire, if you didn’t, I hope one day that you will.
All my love,
~ from the movie ‘Letters to Juliet’