Closeness

“There will come a day when you find someone who makes your burdens lighter.  The person who takes all your concerns, pressures, and heartaches and makes them somehow smaller and more insignificant.  They make you feel happier and more hopeful, encouraged.  Hold onto that person — that is a true and worthy love.”

**Anonymous

For My Students Panting After the Test-Cheating, Money-Pinching, Attractive Loser

“Portrait of Ages” by Quadraro”

I want a schedule-keeping, waking-up-early, wallet-carrying, picture-hanging man. I don’t care if he takes prescription drugs for cholesterol or hair loss.
**Mindy Kahling

Well, and the ear and lips. . . you hit them both

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
**Judy Garland

There Are No Real Obstacles To True Love

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
**Maya Angelou

I Don’t Know, I Like Seeing an Elderly Couple Absorbed in One Another

When two people love each other, they don’t look at each other, they look in the same direction.
**Ginger Rogers

The First and Last Thought On My Mind

“I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul.” 

**Tale of Two Cities

Best Description of Evolving Love

“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” 

**Jane Austen