Thursday, December 27, 2012

i know a lot now about love
not everything.
but i know a lot now about the important loves.
the loves that cross oceans and international date lines
& unite people that seem to be quite opposite.
but really, we are never opposites, are we?
we cry and laugh and learn and eat and shop and climb stairs and wash clothes and say hello
and we love love love.
we have a lot more in common than we have in differences.
i know about the real love that grows in smiles and laughter,
even when verbal communication is impossible.
it's not about your car or your dryer or dairy, or even your past and your broken heart.
your heart matters. your personal state matters--but it is not everything. we are not here only for ourselves. if we were, what point would there be in life at all?
it's about the people.
it's always about the people.
you have the power to love an entire nation-
the entire world-
right in there.

it's hard to feel your broken heart when you're giving it all to others.


  1. i love you hannah. and i love this with every part of me.

  2. this is beautiful. it really is true that we have the power to love the entire world, crazy to think.

  3. I just got back from Kiev, Ukraine with ILP - best decision of my entire life. I feel ya lady. All of it. So true.

  4. I just wanted you to know that i missed you and your beautiful words.

    write forever.


you look really good today!