I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where,
I love you simply, without problems or pride:
I love you in this way because I don't know any other way of loving
—Pablo Neruda, from 100 Love Sonnets[Picture: Pablo Neruda with his wife Matilde for whom he wrote every one of the 100 Love Sonnets]
THE LOVE NOTE
Benji (that's my bro to those who don't know—another good man who loves his wife well and is well loved by him) shared this one with me after seeing this blog the other day. Contrary to this quote, I do know why and how I love you. Akin to this quote I do love you simply and straightforward and unashamedly. This is the way I know and I desire no other way. I love you, baby.
THE GREAT RELATIONSHIP PRINCIPLE
Love simply and fully. Don't complicate love with pride, subterfuge, jockeying for position, scoreboarding, gaminess, and so on. Keep it simple. Be straightforward: Say "I love you." Show "I love you."