“Find someone who traces the lines in your hands just to feel close to you, someone who believes the ocean is trapped in your eyes.
Find someone who loves the bones in your body and loves the skin that you live in.
Find someone who will help you love yourself.” k.b.g.
I love this quote, and am totally moved by it. I have always been that hopeless romantic, and I think part of me always will be. I hope that’s the case, at least. While at times it causes me tons of pain, I still feel this to be an emotion with inexplicable power that I strongly believe in.
However, one very important thing that I also learned in the past year about relationships, which is easy to glaze over in the final sentence above, is that when it comes to loving yourself there is a very fine line between wanting and needing someone to “help you” reach this state of mind…a state of mind that is vital in that ongoing process of pursuing true happiness.
I want to find someone who will help me love myself more than I already do…you know, once I can figure out how to do that, of course.
So here is to independence…to working hard, being strong, knowing the difference between right and wrong, surrounding yourself with good, honest people — you know, the ones who you share a mutual respect with, and those who lift you higher. And, once you’ve achieved that self-love (and baby, it ain’t easy), here’s to finding someone who you want to share your life and your dreams with. Someone that will bring out your best qualities and vice versa. Someone who, as a very important accessory to your life, believes that the ocean really is trapped in your eyes.
NOTE: Handsome as he is, the cowboy in these photos is not the man I am referring to when I speak of love and relationships. While my dear friend Michael is quite the stallion, we are not romantically involved (I did buy him a slice of 99 cent pizza once, but I wouldn’t exactly call it a date). That said, he certainly isn’t hard on the eyes and it was a very fun photo shoot!!