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  • How do I heart thy stories? Let me count the clicks...

    I heart them for their generosity
    but also for their bitter regrets,
    For the care taken in crafting
    even the most mundane tale,
    For inventive turns of phrase
    that push me off balance,
    For limning thoughts large and small
    with elegance and brevity,
    For yearnings and secrets of your soul
    being revealed for the first time,
    For the just-so gloss of an image
    and the sparkle of star-shine words,
    For musical cadences that can animate
    your stories and poems and random thoughts,

    But most of all
    I heart thy expansive hearts.

    @image: Collage of panels from John Lustig's Last Kiss comics blog, to add a dash of spice
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