Persuasion

Quotes

I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it…

– Jane Austen

The Beatrice Letters

Quotes

“I will love you as a drawer loves a secret compartment, and as a secret compartment loves a secret, and as a secret loves to make a person gasp, and as a gasping person loves a glass of brandy to calm their nerves, and as a glass of brandy loves to shatter on the floor, and as the noise of glass shattering loves to make everyone else gasp, and as someone else gasping loves a nearby desk to lean against, even if leaning against it presses a lever that loves to open a drawer and reveal a secret compartment. I will love you until all such compartments are opened and discovered, and until all the secrets have you gasping into the world. I will love you until all the codes and hearts have been broken and until every anagram and egg has been unscrambled…”

– Lemony Snicket

A Summer of Love

Original Writing

I’ll remember this summer as the summer of love. It’s defined by the taste of your coffee-stained lips under a city sunset and falling in love with those eyes so deep, floating amidst Venus. I’ll remember this summer by the touch of your fingertips tracing an intoxicating path down my shirt. I’ll remember this summer as the summer I fell in love with the idea of falling for someone as tragically endearing as you.