“A bond that will complete them both in ways they cannot yet realize.”
They’d never been lovers, of course, not in the physical sense. But they’ve been lovers as most of us manage, loving through expressions and gestures and the palm set softly upon the bruise at the necessary moment. Lovers by inclination rather than by lust. Lovers, that is, by love.
— Gregory Maguire
you do this, you do. you take the things you love and tear them apart
Happy Birthday, Idrilka!