“Because, if you could love someone,
and keep loving them, without being loved back . . .
then that love had to be real.
It hurt too much to be anything else.”
“When I talk about unrequited love,
most of you probably think about romantic love,
but there are many other kinds of love that are not adequately returned,
if they are returned at all.
An angry adolescent may not love her mother back as her mother loves her;
an abusive father doesn't return the innocent open love of his young child.
But grief is the ultimate unrequited love.
However hard and however long we love someone who has died,
they can never love us back.
At least that is how it feels...”
Pics, thanks to Grieving Mothers
Quotes, thanks to goodreads.com