it's ironic how love is a fleeble thing yet it feels so heavy when it comes to you. i love you in sighs heaving out on my lips. i love you in glances i take when you're out the door. i love you as i swallow lumps that form in my throat. i love you the most in the smallest gestures of your actions, when you absently thread your fingers between your hair, when your tongue ran over from one corner of your lips to the other, when you squint your eyes when you read details in small font. i love you silently. i love you with distance i will never know how to minimize. i love you in ways in which you don't pay attention, in moments when your thoughts wander as you stare into an empty space. maybe that's why even though you're close, you're still so far away because i keep saying that i love you in inaudible whispers until they form a love letter in the back of my mind, hoping you could read it someday.
My grandpa Words he gave To me once upon a full moon “Son” he said “When you go into this life” “Remember, that love is a language “ “So find, my son, find someone” “Who speaks your language “ “So you don’t have to translate your soul” Hmmm.
I often ask myself why I spend so much time learning another language Why do I obsess and stress over something by my own will? What do I have to gain, why do I want to teach and translate this foreign tongue?
Yet every night I force new words into my mind And it makes me feel so calm and distracted All my fears and concerns fade away as I take this information into my brain I see nothing but beauty in every character I write so much so that I often write in the wrong alphabet To me it's the most perfect and beautiful script It's like riding a bike for the first time everytime I translate in my mind The culture and language has found its way into my heart
I've fallen in love with the language like you do a person Slowly, then all at once Without understanding at first but slowly uncoiling the wonderful beauty before my eyes I've found my passion and my saviour all at once There is power in words which spawn from language Every new term I learn makes me feel just that much stronger Enough to feel invincible
I've been self teaching Korean for a year and plan to become a translator and/or an english teacher in South Korea. Once I master Korean I plan to learn Japanese. Learning languages comes so naturally to me that it only took one day for me to memorise Hangul and from then on out I knew where my calling was. I'm also fluent in french and ASL.
I think I hear "I love you" way more often than I think, it's when he gets up in the middle of the night and brings me back a drink. It's, "do not wake her up, yet" and "honey, go back to bed" It's how he sits in front of me and wipes away every tear I shed. It's how he kisses me so sweetly every morning before he leaves and returns to do the same thing every single eve. He cuddles up to me so neither one of us will get cold and then he starts of sentences with "so when we are old..." I think I hear "I love you" more often than I know It's in the little things, like him watching all my shows. It's when we go to eat and he picks my favorite place. And how he knows my mood just by looking at my face. I think I hear "I love you" in fact, I know I do. I just hope he never has to wonder if I love him too.