Matters of the heart

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Long time coming

Posted By on Sat, Mar 14, 2020 at 11:40 AM

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I can barely believe that in three short months I'll be your wife. My mom likes to tease me for it, but I love that our story began with a lovesick 14-year-old girl doodling her first name and your last in the margins at school. Can't wait to try out that signature again in June. — Margo

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

To the pair of hot unicorns

Posted By on Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 9:42 AM

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I didn't know unicorns came in pairs. Thanks for the incredibly hot Saturday night. We’re still all spiced up from it. Keep being authentic, and come back and play soon. ; — Compass & Rose

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Friday, February 28, 2020

A pair of leather pants and an idea...

Posted By on Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 9:10 AM

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You're my guy. My perpetual hug. My mountain spring of laughter. The steady bedrock, the beautiful heart of a generous and considerate lover who cares for others. I am unfathomably happy that we've been reunited after all this time, and even though we're not in the same place right now, we will be soon! I can't wait to build stuff, make music and art with you, exchange rapid-fire wordplay and scurry around town catching Pokémon. Let the neural-network generated text bring us to tears, laughing so our abs and neck muscles seize up. You're the one for me, and I don't need anyone to send me a SIGN because you already make them. You're better than good. You are THE GOODEST. Long-distance is hard, but your morning texts keep me going, you wordsmith, you. Looking forward to getting a bowl of that chili. — Your Spark, Your Pilot Flame

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Bat signal

Posted By on Sat, Jan 25, 2020 at 11:53 AM

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Hey Batman, was that you on the number 1 bus? I thought I caught your eye and I thought it was you but you turned away. It seemed like maybe you didn't want to see me. I've looked for you, but you seem to be strangely invisible online. I should have talked to you even though you turned away. I'm happily married and at the same time you'll always have a little part of my heart, even since that first day we both had our luggage torn open at YHZ airport security. I miss you. I would love to hear from you. Even just a little hello. — Girl In The Black Dress

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Bedford bagpipe long shot

Posted By on Thu, Jan 16, 2020 at 12:27 PM

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I am looking for a man that I had a brief moment with at a New Year's Eve party many years ago. We were at a house party in Bedford where he played the bagpipes. We watched each other all night, or at least I think we did. We were never introduced. He hugged me when he was leaving, asked me to leave with him. I was married, and even though I wanted to, I couldn't leave. I have always thought of you. I'm not married any more. I still think about you. Maybe you still remember me? Many years later? Thought I would try...positive thoughts!
Long Lost
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Friday, January 10, 2020

Should be bitching

Posted By on Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 7:45 AM

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What a beautiful gift to be able to feel so deeply. I didn't tell you, but I was falling in love. You wouldn't have heard me if I had, anyway. Thank you for the laughs, the dancing, the cuddling and the abandoned plans. Even if we worked harder to make it work, it would have ended in tears. But you were a lovely almost.
Tea?

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Blue and Tree

Posted By on Mon, Dec 23, 2019 at 10:42 AM

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We bicker, we disagree, but at the end of the day, I love you and you love me.
(Naïve) Best Friend

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Tatted gym-goer in knee-high socks

Posted By on Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 3:43 PM

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To the tatted man who goes to the university gym: Interesting manner about you and I have to say I’m intrigued. Could have sworn we made prolonged eye contact (maybe I’m reading into it). Next time you’re in you should bump into me at the water fountain. I promise I’ll start the conversation.
—A Gym Goer
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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Got your name, but not your number

Posted By on Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 8:22 AM

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I'm generally not one to talk up strangers in grocery store check-out lines, but there was something about our exchange of smiles and gazes around the store that compelled me to check out with you. Watching you shudder, then laugh was the perfect reaction to me describing my art. I shouldn't have let you leave without my number. Here's hoping we'll meet again at our favourite north end grocer.
—The Sculptor
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Friday, November 22, 2019

Girl with luv

Posted By on Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 8:44 AM

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Every day, I fall a little more in love with you. I never expected to, but once I noticed the feeling creeping in, I was powerless to stop it. I don’t think you feel the same, nor are either of us in the place to begin a new relationship, even if you did. Maybe, one day. For now, I’ll cherish our every stupid little joke, our all-day text conversations and our close friendship. I just wish you knew how special you really are.
—Your BB
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Gypsy cover band

Posted By on Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 2:03 PM

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Dancing to Fleetwood Mac, we chatted about your cool world tattoo and our love of the band and our mutual friend. Bass player is your cousin and I was rockin’ a moustache. Our moment was ruined by a drunk guy, and you had to leave. We should talk again.
—Dancefloor Smitten
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Thursday, November 14, 2019

To the cute bouncer at a trendy nightclub

Posted By on Thu, Nov 14, 2019 at 3:59 PM

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We met a while ago when I was home for a visit. I didn't know then that I'd become so smitten with you over the months to come. Although we live in different places, I keep hoping you'll give this a real try.
—Your Sarcastic Toronto Friend
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

LoveButt

Posted By on Wed, Nov 13, 2019 at 1:56 PM

You don't need to keep leaving me treats and greeting cards in my doorway, I'm grateful to simply be alongside you.
—LunchButt
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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Just a couple of dunces II

Posted By on Thu, Nov 7, 2019 at 3:38 PM

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“Oh, Fortuna, you capricious sprite!” I always tell people about our lovely, spontaneous encounter on the bus. About how it was a perfect rom-com set-up, and how I was so stupid to let you go without asking for your number.
—Find Me
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Friday, October 18, 2019

Love at first sight

Posted By on Fri, Oct 18, 2019 at 8:32 AM

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I first saw you a couple weeks ago, standing at the cash, very shy and very beautiful. I saw you again last night at your work, mentioning to me you were getting off work in 30 minutes. You were wearing a yellow rain coat inside and your adorable "my mobile" necklace/pouch hanging from your neck. We had a quick conversation as I was buying my water and beef jerky, and I left, also too shy to say anything more.
—Beef Jerky Guy
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