What is it that we are all looking for? Is it someone to love with all of the love we can muster up inside of ourselves? Is that the dream that we all dream? To find someone who will love us will all of the passion in their heart? Someone who will reciprocate the love that we give to them in every way?
Or is it really that we long to be appreciated for who we are... for what we are... for what we have overcome and for what we have achieved?
As I mature in years and in wisdom I understand that it's not too difficult a proposition to fall in love... it's more challenging to maintain that love and to keep the fire of pasion burning and the flames stoked with the growing together that results from the soft and tender shared moments in life... as I come to understand so much more about myself and the world... what I have come to understand is more than the quest for love... that obtaining a partner who appreciates you deeply and sincerely is the 'holy grail' of relationships.
There is no satisfaction so deep as to open yourself up to another human being in complete honesty and to have that person truly appreciate you.
To be appreciated is to be loved.