There are blessed moments in life when you are shown the extent of someone’s love for you. It is placed right there in front of you as vibrant as a heart beat and as encompassing as light. You don’t have to touch it to feel it. You cannot escape it.

You are not expected to reciprocate, though you may be compelled to. You are not expected to feel it, though you will.

It will simply be there. Wholly itself and content. Try and look away and you will find that you can still feel it like you feel someone gazing at your back. It weighs you down even as it gives a lightness to your breath.

Oh how it weighs you down.

Oh how much easier it gets to breathe.