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How Do I Know?

We might have been associates or friends before this time. However now, I catch myself noticing you in detail. I look forward to seeing you and possibly interacting with you, because I feel so much more alive when you are near and because life seems so much better with you in it. I embrace the happiness you radiate throughout me. As much as I am pleased to be with you, I struggle against a sad longing when you are away.
When I think of the things I like, I wonder if you like them as well. When I make plans, I wonder how you would fit into those plans. When I feel alone, I want nothing more than to be with you.
How do I know that I've fallen for you?
There are symptoms that reveal that very condition. It would not be the same if I was keenly aware of it all as I was falling for you? It might cause me to do things differently, to mess up the natural flow of it all. Fortunately, when my heart leads me, my mind is blind to the logical mechanisms that define the wonderful and terrifying circumstance know as L-O-V-E.
Doggonnit Doggonnit 41-45, M May 13, 2012

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