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“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
Another favourite. Another Doctor Seuss. Another sentiment anyone who’s ever fallen in love will completely understand.
“Happy Birthday Princess,
We get old and get use to each other. We think alike.
We read each others minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.
But once in awhile, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me.
You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.
Happy Birthday Princess.
Johnny Cash to wife June Carter on her 65th Birthday in 1994
The love story that was the life of Johnny Cash (the Man in Black) and June Carter is part of music folklore. They were married for 35 years until June’s death in 2003. This letter was sent to Carter by husband Johnny Cash on her 65th Birthday and provides a glimpse at the fuel that kept the love alive.
“I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
Harry Burns to Sally Albright – When Harry Met Sally
This declaration of love is made by Harry Burns played by Billy Crystal to Sally Albright played by Meg Ryan in the 1989 classic romantic comedy ‘When Harry Met Sally‘. Harry has just realised that he truly deeply and madly loves the woman with whom he has been friends for years in spite of his personal philosophy that men and women can’t be friends because ‘the sex thing‘ always gets in the way.
“We are all a little weird and life is a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
This has to be by far one of my favourite Dr. Seuss quotes speaking as it does directly to the heart, as it were, of the human condition. Call it mutually compatible weirdness, temporary insanity, the biochemical equivalent of eating large quantities of chocolate, oxytocin assisted pair bonding or whatever else you need to love is the thing we all search for and when we find love it is the most comfortable and natural place for us to remain.
Some of us, however, for reasons best known to ourselves, insist on screwing it up once we have found it. The secret, or at least part of the secret, is learning to be in love long after the exhilarating feelings of falling in love have subsided.