(Gregory Porter is amazing.  His songwriting is genius.  Day 187…)

What is love without the giving?  Without love, you’re truly living an imitation, an imitation of life…

The most important part of sharing love
Is having love for yourself
The selflessness that love entails
Comes from adoring you
All of you
While you navigate life

Without love
You live a movie
Laughing at pain
Or crying from it
Comedy and tragedy are significant others
Artforms together in heartless matrimony
Cast members act in the recurring scene that everything is okay

But once you put your heart into it
Yes, pain still exists
But reality will be more vivid
And seem worth participating