I hope you find someone who embraces you.
And that it’s a person who knows we are made of earth—someone who knows that she flows in and out of seasons (and are equally accepted and beautiful). I hope you find someone who knows that accepting our ever-changing nature is essential to lasting love.
I hope you find someone who isn’t just looking for the good without the challenging bits. I hope it’s someone who doesn’t try to fix you or is impatiently waiting for a “perfect” you to unfold. They wholly and completely love and accept you—here and now.
I hope you find someone who dreams, someone who loves to sit under the stars (with you and without you) wondering if that big shining star is Mars. I hope you find someone whose visions tune in with yours and create an ecstatic rhythm of hope and rebirth.
I hope you find someone who cares about humanity, someone who acknowledges their privilege and uses it for change. I hope you find someone who’d never stay silent about inequality, no matter how much it seems not to affect them.
I hope you find someone with a tender heart that hasn’t been hardened by loss and heartbreak.
I hope you find someone who wants to know what inspires you and what you care about. I hope it is someone who doesn’t belittle your interests—someone who knows that your passions, ideas, and beliefs manifest from intimate experiences that yearn to be seen and cherished.
I hope you find someone whose vulnerability inspires you, someone who looks within and knows that tenderness is the utmost strength.
I hope you find someone excited about your growth as well as their own.
I hope you find someone who knows what they want, someone who has clarity, someone who’d always tell the truth no matter how much it might hurt.
I hope you find someone who values peaceful companionship, someone who isn’t just looking for the highs of love as a means of escape.
I hope you find someone who lets you hold them when they cry, someone who lets you into the innermost layers of their heart. I hope you find someone who strives to deconstruct the idea that we need to guard our hearts.
I hope you find someone who understands that space is essential, someone who knows that we do not own each other’s time.
I hope you find someone who never leaves you guessing.
I hope you find an open human who seeks growth at every turn, someone who doesn’t wish for unrealistic perfection.
I hope you find someone who communicates because communication is everything.
I hope you find someone who knows that we are bound to miscommunicate and misunderstand, but who refuses to let preconceptions, misconceptions, and assumptions have the final say.
I hope you find someone who loves the parts of you that you are still learning to accept. I hope this someone softly embraces your inner child and never gives up (even if they might not always understand where you are coming from).
I hope you find someone who doesn’t make you look down on parts of yourself. I hope you find someone who gives you the courage to undress your pain.
I hope you find someone who knows that you’ve made mistakes, and they’ve made mistakes. Acknowledging our slip-ups is the act of a warrior—someone who does this deserves to be admired.
I hope you find someone you can dance with—a sacred dance to a joyful yet melancholy rhythm. A dance that accepts ups and downs as equally essential to our humanness.
I hope you find someone who is kind.
I hope you find someone who sees you. And I hope someone finds that in you.
Above all, I hope you can look within and find this love for yourself—it has always been inside you.
“Let me lay down beside you, Let me always be with you,
Come let me love you, Come love me again.” ~ John Denver