Wed. May 18th, 2022

Some people are composed of galaxies and constellations. Some people have the entire universe inside of them, and that is what attracts you to them. Not all people have this kind of distinctive universal beauty. Not everyone has so much depth and substance. But if you are in love with someone, you fall for the depth they contain within themselves. You want to dive into how their mind works just so you can unravel the mystery of their thoughts. You want to dwell in the sound of their laugh because it contains light. You want to dive into their heart just so you can understand their sadness and turn it into something stronger and invincible.

It is easy to fall in love with what is on the outside. It is easy to fall in love with the idea of being in love or with someone’s personality. It is easy to fall in love when everything’s beautiful and perfect. The real challenge is falling in love with someone for the very essence of their soul.

When you fall for their soul, you fall for even the darkest parts of it. You fall for the parts that are far from appealing to you. You fall for the darkest, most dismal parts of their soul. You fall for their demons, their trauma, their grief, and their brokenness. You fall for their soul, even on days, you do not recognise them anymore as the person you once fell in love with, because you know that people are constantly evolving and nothing ever stays the same.

(I wrote this in a birthday card that I never sent.)