the story within these pages could belong to anyone. why? because love and grief do not discriminate. follow the bittersweet journey of the elation of love, the agony of heartbreak, and finding the strength within each of us to allow that love to help us move on. how long does love last? how deep does it truly go? cycle through emotions like the seasons as each poem tells its whispered secrets and blatant exclamations. experience the self-reflections brought on by both love and loss and understand to never take the small moments for granted, for it is in these moments where memories are made. explore the good times and the bad, the highs and the lows, and the way your world can change for better or worse when it is least expected. recognize the unfailing and undying perseverance that can be found in the simplest things—a touch, a tear, a single breath. this collection of emotionally stirring poetry may make you smile, make you cry, and possibly make you aware of your own vulnerability. it will make you think, make you feel, and allow you to see the blessing of knowing a love so pure, it transcends this world and the next, of intimately experiencing such a vulnerable beauty.