Why is the statement “I love you” so necessary?
You know, you always hear that actions speak louder than words, but isn’t speaking an action, too? Isn’t taking the insane leap to finally open your mouth and your heart to someone in this final act of defeat and triumph just as important?
It’s fucking terrifying.
What if it’s followed by silence and a long look.
What if it’s followed by a smile and that wonderful, confusing someone pulling you closer in the middle of the night?
Just once. What if I could say it just once and that would be the core — the center of inertia holding this all together as it spins madly ‘round and ‘round. I would never have to say it again because that once would be more than enough. That single sentence that’s been skipping across my chewed up lips would let you know that you are the best thing that will ever happen to me.
Take care of us.
Maybe One of These Days,