Why are old lovers able to become friends? Two reasons. They never truly loved each other, or they love each other still. — Whitney Otto, How to Make an American Quilt
My heart is full because I am able to stay friends with old lovers. I know deep down, we truly care and love each other. The love is no longer the romantic love, but a inherent care for a being, the type of love between family members. Family love.
I’m grateful to have these loves in my life. Sure, we did not work out romantically, but it doesn’t mean we stop loving. We are not compatible to be forever romantic lovers, but they are still such wonderful beings. That’s how I fell in love in the very first place. Incompatible romance doesn’t change the fact that they are truly wonderful beings. I will love and care for them with all my heart.
This is the highest form of love, I’m certain. I value our friendship so much. I know we truly loved each other, and now it’s a different kind of love. I’m glad we were a chapter in each other’s book of life. I’m the most lucky to have my chapters filled with memories of them. I can’t wait to grow old and spend days (like today), reminiscing about the beautiful and wonderful love we shared.
I’m glad we remain friends. I’m most grateful for it. Thank you for the love.