Silently, but sweetly, you walked through the streets of my heart, streets that were cold and abandoned. It was somewhere no one wanted to make their home. People came to visit for a while, but nothing was ever permanent. That is until you came. You took those barren streets and planted flowers in the graves. You cooked in all the kitchens, boiling foods that never should have been boiled but all the while still making it feel like home. You reminded me that I was whole, and that I did not need someone to make my streets their home. I did not expect you, and I certainly did not prepare for you. However, you reminded me that there could be a piece of joy in the unavoidable sadness. You showed me that I could be loved, cold streets and all. You showed me that I am loved. I am loved, and I can love in return.