So I'm reading a new book called "The Lover's Dictionary" and I think that it's just beautiful. I'm not yet done with it but since I like it so much, I'm already going to type the parts I like so far.


aberrant, adj.

  • ' "I do not normally feel this good about what I'm doing." Measure the hope of that moment, that feeling. Everything else will be measured against it.'

abstraction, n.

  • "Love is a kind of abstraction. And then there are those nights when I sleep alone, when I curl into a pillow that isn't you, when I hear the tiptoe sounds that aren't yours. It's not as if I can conjure you there completely. I must embrace the idea of you instead"

abyss, n

  • "There are times when I doubt everything. When I regret everything you've taken from me, everything I've given you, and the waste of all the time I've spent on us."

adamant, adj.

  • "These kinds of fights can never be won-- even if you're the victor, you've hurt the other person, and there has to be some loss associated with that"

alfresco, adv.

  • "You fell quiet, gestured for me to listen. The sound of the woods, the feel of the air. The wine settling in my thoughts. The sky, so present. And you, watching me take it all in. Naked to the world. The world, naked to us.

aloof, adj.

  • ' "What are you thinking?" It is always an act of desperation, and I keep on asking, even though I know it will never work the way I want it to.'

antiperspirant, n.

  • " 'Just be warned," You said. "Someday you'll ask me to give up something I really love, and then it's going to get ugly.'

ardent, adj.

  • "It was after sex, when there was still heat and mostly breathing, when there was still touch and mostly thought... it was as if the whole world could be reduced to the sound of a single string being played, and the only thing this sound could make me think of was you. Sometimes desire is air; sometimes desire is liquid. And every now and then, when everything else is air and liquid, desire solidifies, and the body is the magnet that draws its weight"

every single word is just beautiful... It's almost 1AM so I'll stop here first hehe

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