People won’t tell you that you actually need love. Sure, you can survive without it. You can drown yourself in self-love. You can take cooking classes, distract yourself from the absence of another person’s touch, try knitting, masturbate excessively. But it won’t cure it. It won’t get rid of the fact that you need someone else in your bed, someone that makes sense and treats you with kindness. How can you not need this? How can you not crave it every single day you wake up alone?
—Ryan O’connell, What People Won’t Tell You About Love
It hurts when you have someone in your heart, but you can’t have them in your arms
There’s nothing that reminds me of you…
For that would imply that for a single second,
For a fraction of a moment…
That you weren’t on my mind…
And that, my Love, would be impossible.