This fine balance between inviting you in and preserving my identity. At moments, we touch our souls and so often the harmony is palpable, the closeness, the sharing, the compatibility… and suddenly we clash, as if wanting to hit our chests like a gorilla and, out of pride, yell “back off”, “this is my space”.

Now I want more. Now you want less. Do I back off? Shall I ask for more? Will we force our needs on each other?

Love is to connect, to give, to make you happy. I’ll back off and smile, hoping you’ll come back.

And where should I meet my need for being cared for, for feeling safe? Meditation and self appreciation.

Good night, my love.