me and you

it has been one of the greatest and most difficult years of my life. i learned everything is temporary. moments. feelings. people. flowers. i learned love is about giving- everything- and letting it hurt. i learned vulnerability is always the right choice because it is easy to be cold in a world that makes it so very difficult to remain soft. i learned all things come in twos: life and death, pain and joy, sugar and salt, me and you. it is the balance of the universe. it has been the year of hurting so bad but living so good, making friends out of strangers, making strangers out of friends, learning [sweet tea] will fix just about everything and for the pains it can’t, there will always be my mother’s arms. We must learn to focus on warm energy, always. soak our limbs in it and become better lovers to the world, for if we can’t learn to be kinder to each other how will we ever learn to be kinder to the most desperate parts of ourselves.
—  rupi kaur
What I really want right now is to build a blanket fort with you. With haning lightchains and tons of pillows. I want to lay in there with your head on my chest, me stroking your hair. I want us to look into each other’s eyes while we sip hot chocolate. I want to hold hands with you and talk about everything. I want us to draw pictures for each other and for me to read love-poems to you. I want us to act silly and to have tickle fights. I want us to cuddle and kiss and fall asleep safely wrapped in each others love
—  Long distance thoughts