For those of us who love all the time, many people in many ways, without reserve, and in a very quiet manner, the moments when those people intentionally show you love in return or when you feel gratification are moments that do not occur often. You must take hold of the little things, and realize when it is most important for you to make sure that your love is known and felt.
Such a life is bittersweet, slightly depressing, poetic and also beautiful in the fact that your heart refuses to stop. It doesn’t matter how many times you are left in the dust because you didn’t think to make sure that person knew what you felt, you will always love passionately and with infinite hope.
It has taken me seventeen years to fully realize this, and hopefully it doesn’t take me a day longer to begin learning how to intentionally vocalize my love for others. If they choose to not love me in return, there is nothing I can do. But I refuse to sit by and watch one more person walk away thinking that we are just casual acquaintances, when the truth is that I have already stamped them on my mind and heart forever.