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“It happens like this.

"One day you meet someone and for some inexplicable reason, you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else--closer to them than your closest family. Perhaps this person carries within them an angel--one sent to you for some higher purpose; to teach you an important lesson or to keep you safe during a perilous time. What you must do is trust in them--even if they come hand in hand with pain or suffering--the reason for their presence will become clear in due time."

Though here is a word of warning--you may grow to love this person but remember they are not yours to keep. Their purpose isn't to save you but to show you how to save yourself. And once this is fulfilled; the halo lifts and the angel leaves their body as the person exits your life. They will be a stranger to you once more.


It's so dark right now, I can't see any light around me.
That's because the light is coming from you. You can't see it but everyone else can.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“It was a question I had worn on my lips for days - like a loose thread on my favourite sweater I couldn't resist pulling - despite knowing it could all unravel around me.

"Do you love me?" I ask.

In your hesitation I found my answer.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“What was it like to love him? Asked Gratitude.
It was like being exhumed, I answered, and brought to life in a flash of brilliance.

What was it like to be loved in return? Asked Joy.
It was like being seen after a perpetual darkness, I replied. To be heard after a lifetime of silence.

What was it like to lose him? Asked Sorrow. There was a long pause before I responded:

It was like hearing every goodbye ever said to me—said all at once.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“You were you,
and I was I;
we were two
before our time.

I was yours
before I knew,
and you have always
been mine too.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
tags: love
“Soul Mates

I don’t know how you are so familiar to me—or why it feels less like I am getting to know you and more as though I am remembering who you are. How every smile, every whisper brings me closer to the impossible conclusion that I have known you before, I have loved you before—in another time, a different place, some other existence.”
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“In her eyes, the sadness sings—of one who was destined, for better things.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“We had no ending,
no said goodbye.

For all my life,
I'll wonder why.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“Before I fell
in love with words,
with setting skies
and singing birds—
it was you I fell
in love with first.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
When two souls fall in love, there is nothing else but the
yearning to be close to the other. The presence that is felt
through a hand held, a voice heard, or a smile seen.

Souls do not have calendars or clocks, nor do they understand
the notion of time or distance. They only know it feels right to
be with one another.

This is the reason why you miss someone so much when they
are not there— even if they are only in the very next room.
Your soul only feels their absence— it doesn’t realize the
separation is temporary.”
Lang Leav
“When words run dry,
he does not try,
nor do I.

We are on par.

He just is,
I just am
and we just are”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“I had my first dream about you last night.
Really? She smiles. What was it about?
I don't remember exactly but the whole time I was dreaming, I knew you were mine.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“Can I ask you something?
Why is it every time we say goodnight, it feels like goodbye?”
Lang Leav
“Do you remember the song that was playing the night we met? No, but I remember every song I have heard since you left.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“We may be just two different clocks, that do not tock in unison.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“I don't think all writers are sad, she said. I think it's the other way around- all sad people write.”
Lang Leav
“In time she will learn,
not to
miss them.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“But it was now time for her to go away—to find someone who could show her what happiness was.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“You were the one, I wanted most to stay.

But time could not be kept at bay.

The more it goes, the more it's gone, the more it takes away.”
Lang Leav
“As a kid, I would count backwards from ten and imagine at one, there would be an explosion–perhaps caused by a rogue planet crashing into Earth or some other major catastrophe. When nothing happened, I'd feel relieved and at the same time, a little disappointed.

I think of you at ten; the first time I saw you. Your smile at nine and how it lit up something inside me I had thought long dead. Your lips at eight pressed against mine and at seven, your warm breath in my ear and your hands everywhere. You tell me you love me at six and at five we have our first real fight. At four we have our second and three, our third. At two you tell me you can't go on any longer and then at one, you ask me to stay.

And I am relieved, so relieved–and a little disappointed.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“Love is a game
of tic-tac-toe,
constantly waiting
for the next x or o.”
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“Just Friends

I know that I don't own you,
and perhaps I never will,
so anger when you're with her,
I have no right to feel

I know that you don't owe me,
and I should ask for more;
I shouldn't feel so let down,
all the times when you don't call

What I feel—I should show you,
so when you're around I won't;
I knwo I've no right to feel it
but it doesn't mean I don't.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“I still search for you in crowds,
in empty fields and soaring clouds.
In city lights and passing cars,
on winding roads and wishing stars.”
Lang Leav, Lullabies
“I was there in your forgetting, until I was forgot.”
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“I thought you were a keeper,
I wish I could
have kept you.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“Do you know what it is like,
to lie in bed awake;
with thoughts to haunt
you every night,
of all your past mistakes.

Knowing sleep will set it right -
if you were not to wake.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“Beauty's Curse

Her bow is drawn to worlds of dark,
where arrows spring and miss their mark—
she'll turn their heads but not their hearts.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“What was it like to lose him?" Asked Sorrow.
There was a long pause before I responded:

It was like hearing every goodbye ever said to
me—said all at once.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“A marker drawn to show our end, is etched into its line.

The briefest moment shared with you—the longest on my mind.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“Like time suspended,
a wound unmended--
you and I.

We had no ending,
no said goodbye;

For all my life,
I'll wonder why.”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure
“For the past has taught
to not be caught,
in what is not
worth pursuing—”
Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure

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