I’ll take any opportunity offered to exclaim my love. When you love big, when you love the wrong people, when you love without reciprocation, when you love dangerously, when you love without ceasing, when you never stop loving, not really, when you let love claim you beyond reason, when you let love be first in your heart, there’s a lot in this world that tells you to stop, that you’re crazy, that you’re lying, that you can’t possibly be real so please go away already.

But maybe today I get to be here and tell you, with the kind of passionate sincerity I know to be real in my heart every day, that this is love. You can disclaim me tomorrow.

First published on Facebook 2/14/15.