WE YEARN FOR LOVE. What exactly is it that we yearn for, though? Something that makes us feel happy, safe, cared about, connected? Something we saw in a movie or in the happily-ever-after of a fairy-tale sunset, something we heard in a song, something somebody told us we would find someday? Something that satisfies a biological need? All of the above! We want somebody to eat the pizza with, process the movie with, stand speechless with, wake up with, die with. We want somebody to call when our flight’s delayed, somebody to answer the phone before we spend a night in jail. We want somebody to know who we are, what we’re truly about … in a world that often looks right through us, as though we are invisible to them (because they only see us in their unconscious mind). We want somebody to see us glisten in the moonlight. We want to be valued. We want to be unconditionally loved.
an excerpt from my upcoming book
photo taken 6/24/2006, the day Sam and I got married
the love we yearn for with a partner is real; and it’s for you!