What Makes a Love Your Love?
"I love you not because of who you are but because of who I am when I am with you..."
An extremely helpful Chinese guy who didn't speak a single word of English, but spent two hours in the middle of the night writing down on a piece of paper how I should find my way out of the chaos I was in. He wrote in Norwegian (!) using only my Chinese-Norwegian dictionary as guidance. When we departed, he gave me a notebook onto which he had written the instructions.
Looking at the notebook a year later, I discovered this quote on it. Funny, as I've formulated the very same sentence when describing why my best friend is my best friend: because of the way I feel when I am with him. And this goes for relationships too, it's the way they make you feel that is the most imoprtant thing when I think of it.
"If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time."
"A society without religion is like a vessel without compass."