This Is How You Love Someone

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You love someone with actions: you give them things to make their life easier, better, more full, happier. When they fall asleep on your shoulder, you shift to make them more comfortable, to see them stir in their sleep like a small animal—you smile at how sweet they look, you marvel at how corny you feel and how okay with it you are.

You love someone by doing nothing, but not moving at all, not even an inch. When their head rests on your shoulder, when they lay in your lap, collapsed—you remain still, unchanging. Steadfast. There.

You love someone with “I’m there for you”-s made real. You love someone by answering, even in the smallest ways: “okay, see you soon.”

You love someone all tacit and silent, without replies and responses, with nothing at all—you love someone even when you have nothing. You say that this is…

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