This is why love, if it’s to last, must lie in the journey, not in the destination; in the moving of two people towards common goals, not in the goals themselves. It’s not a competition to be won, nor a mark to be achieved. It doesn’t exist in the check points of a to-do list; nor the dotted line of a lease form.

It runs parallel to all that, bubbling along quietly and settling as it pleases. And all we can do is hope that where it settles is with us, ad long enough for us to really appreciate it for what it is.

–Samuel Leighton-Dore, “What We Mean When We Say Love is a Journey, Not a Destination” | Thought Catalog

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