And she replied,
I can, and have. I am at a very free stage in my life. I have been deeply in love and I have had my heart broken. I have spent the last year guarded, practicing my yoga, and in reflection. I have done my fair share of playing, but when pursued, a small voice keeps pushing back, and telling me to wait for that spark.
You said that our first four days felt like fourteen years – that you felt like you had known me forever. I share that feeling.
I sense that I have something, perhaps many things to learn from you. And in turn, about me.
I am, of course, still getting to know you. I believe in the law of attraction. Something deeply draws me to you. I like that you are traveled, articulate, care about your health, and are spiritual. We share a passion for music of all kinds. You are talented and passionate about what you do. Family is a priority. You have an adventurous spirit like me, and yet you are peaceful and can be comfortably present and quiet. I like that very much.
My hand fits in yours perfectly, and in your arms feels like home in the sense that I don’t have to think much at all.
~ Just L (from a simpler time, published November 25, 2018)
Heartbreak has haunted her yet has not dulled her shine —
She is forever hopeful and always kind —
Both determined and blessed —
Selflessly gives more than she’s received —
Offering the keys to her life with generosity —
In her presence you’ll feel at rest —
Possibly at your best —
Often adored but never deceived —
You’ll surely laugh at her silliness —
Wrapped up in a blur of happiness —
Rocker chick to the symphony
Or working in philanthropy —
She embodies pure class; puts everyone at ease —
So if you’re planning to make her your queen —
Know family and transparency are everything —
She is far more badassery than royal —
Appreciates objects of affection and bling —
Intrigued, be certain you’re whole — (no fixer uppers)
She’s so sexy you’ll lose your mind
But never your soul.
~Just L (November 24, 2016)
He was not where he belonged,
But he couldn’t follow his heart,
His dreams would not come true,
They always fell apart.
He knew he should leave,
As the love had fled long ago,
But he’d lived so long in the dark,
Fearing the light he didn’t know.
He believed in angels and yet,
When she appeared out of thin air,
The timing inspired some debate,
Recognizing not (the answer to) his prayer.
He found peace unparalleled,
Each moment close to her,
Felt solid, familiar and intimate,
All he desired is to surrender.
He knew where he belonged at last,
In his heart he felt no strife,
But he was caught in between,
The devil and the rest of his life.
~Just L (November 8, 2016)
I look up as you bend down
And place a kiss squarely on my lips
Never closing our eyes
Not caring who is around
Our spark hard to disguise
Oops, we just let “I’m crazy about you, too” slip
You say I’m trouble
I say I’m just your kind.
~Just L (November 5, 2016)
Author’s Note: I have a picture of this exact moment in my mind.
He wasn’t just a crush
He was a smash me up against the wall and shmoosh me kind of man
Absolutely in no rush
Staring adoringly, a sidewalk serenade, strolling hand in hand
I am not crushed.
~Just L (November 1, 2016)
Published in the December 2016 Blender of Love Digest.
250 days from the day he told me he was falling in love with me was the happiest I had ever been.
Truly magical with a very special someone.
250 days since he stopped and I am amazed at all that has happened.
Genuinely my romance with myself has just begun.
~Just L (October 20, 2016)
Author’s Note (From https://www.instagram.com/lori_bum/): I turned down two marriage proposals this week, and over the weekend received a few texts of this nature… I don’t even have a “love”… I am either doing something tragically wrong or absolutely right!#laughingatmyself #loveyourself #beyoueveryoneelseistaken
What if the Universe said yes?
At last I can imagine not having to guess
Whether I’ll be kissed each morning or held each night
When the whole world loves me back how can I be stressed?
Every need met I can afford to be wild at heart
My emotional safe blown wide open
Hey World, Take me as I am !
Watch me push heaven’s boundaries
Enjoying the luxury to choose only the very best
Yet relishing the earth’s variety
Every reason to be entirely selfless
I am crushing on every newly discovered part
I can’t lose because I am madly in love with my life!
~Just L (October 19, 2016)