a thing called love

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when all is said and done, i am a lover, not a fighter. a hopeless romantic, daydreaming, half-full kind of gal.

which makes me a sucker for the love letter.

i am lucky to have a writer bf who believes in the power of a love letter as much as me. they’re short, sweet, accompanied by adorable stick figures and take my breath away every time.

and on that note, i thought i’d dedicate today’s post to one of my favorite love letters from one of my favorite tv shows, californication.

i hope you like it 🙂



“Dear Karen,

If you’re reading this, it means I actually worked up the courage to mail it, so good for me. You don’t know me very well but if you get me started, I have a tendency to go on and on about how hard the writing is for me. But this – this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write. There’s no easy way to say this so I’ll just say it. I met someone. It was an accident; I wasn’t looking for it, I wasn’t on the make. It was a perfect storm – she said one thing, then I said another, and the next thing I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life in the middle of that conversation. Now there’s this feeling in my gut that she might be the one. She’s completely nuts in a way that makes me smile; highly neurotic; a great deal of maintenance required; she is you, Karen – that’s the good news. The bad is that I don’t know how to be with you right now and that scares the shit out of me because if I’m not with you right now I have this feeling that we’ll lost out there somewhere. It’s a big, bad world full of twists and turns and people have a way of blinking and missing the moment – a moment that could have changed everything. I don’t know what’s going on with us and I can’t tell you why you should waste the leap of faith on the likes of me but damn, you smell good, like home and you make excellent coffee and that’s got to count for something, right? Call me.

I’m faithfully yours,
Hank Moody.”

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friends, your sweet thoughts and inspiring comments are the bright spot of my day. please make the jump, hang out and share what’s on your mind. 🙂

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