I feel that I have not yet earned the right to say that I love her. And to not say it hurts. But perhaps I need not say it, directly, for all my other manners may convey that truth as much or more than my speech would. I know that they are not magic words that elicit good or better things. Often times those words, "I love you", trigger fear and insecurity. I may avoid using them until the matter of saying them is superfluous. I may say them when my beloved has already felt them on my tongue. I may say them when they have already seen them written in my eyes.
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