"I want you to hold my hand while we grocery shop. I want you to play with my hair while we watch our favorite tv shows. I want you to kiss me in the middle of my sentence because you wanted to taste my words. I want you to rub my back as we fall asleep. I want you to play my favorite song when I look sad. I want you to do these things without having to think about them. Do them because you love me."
"All my pain is so closely stitched together. I think that is why I feel it all so intensely and all at once, like a never ending cycle. Because I have yet to figure out how to unstitch all my pain and lay it down at someone’s feet."