November 20, 2014


Have you ever loved someone with such passion that saying "I love you" to him would make you cry because the words, compared to your emotion, are so lacking in meaning and fervor? The simple word love is just too inadequate to express the depth of your feelings? To whisper "I love you" in his ear actually causes you physical pain by virtue of overwhelming deficiency?

Do you wake up in the middle of the night, tears puddling on your pillow, feeling lost because you are merely human with a language that is incapable of expressing how much he is cherished by you?

Do our souls mourn for us when we become so conscious of the limitations of human language?

"We are so limited, you have to use the same word for loving Rosaleen as you do for loving Coke with peanuts. Isn't that a shame we don't have many more ways to say it?'  
Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

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