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20 February 2015 @ 09:04 am
Confessional 2015  
Tell me a secret! Tell me a not-secret! Whisper sweet somethings in my comment box. Express your maddest crush or deepest curiosity! Expound upon the fabulousness of your friends or lovers or would-be friends or lovers! Or people you know or want to know. Do it anonymously or with your name attached; anonymous commenting is on and IP logging is off.

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(Anonymous) on February 21st, 2015 12:53 am (UTC)
describe someone you love
Ohai confessional!

I did this two years ago and enjoyed the results, so let's do it again.

Invitation to all of you: Describe someone you love, to convey to us what they're like and what you see in them, without naming or identifying them? So we don't know whether or not it's someone we know.
(Anonymous) on February 21st, 2015 07:53 pm (UTC)
Re: describe someone you love
She thinks people only like her because she's beautiful. And she is beautiful--but that's not why I love her.

I love her anger. I love her brain. I love when she rages at the world and laughs at her own dumb jokes and spends hours trying to figure out the mechanical details of things most people don't even know exist. I love her obscurities and her sharp edges. I love her inflexibility. I love most of the things about her that she hates about herself, and I love all of the things about her that she loves about herself.

She's late for everything. She doesn't want to date anyone right now. And sometimes I say to her, "I love you," and she says, "I love you," and I know that we both mean "as a friend" but that's enough.

It's all okay, babe. I'm happy just to sit next to you and feel the power of your rage.
Re: describe someone you love - (Anonymous) on February 21st, 2015 11:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on February 21st, 2015 08:37 pm (UTC)
Re: describe someone you love
I love my wife's curly hair. I love laugh. I love the evident care she takes when decides to do nice things for me. I love listening to her when she talks about the science that she specializes in.
(Anonymous) on February 22nd, 2015 05:52 am (UTC)
Re: describe someone you love
She's creative. She glows when she smiles. (And when that glow comes when I'm looking up at her straddling me, oh, wow!) She's superbly engaged in and affected by the world around her; she has a wide (and appropriately applied) emotional range. She writes the funniest stuff! She lives to love, and I am so happy that I get to soak so much of that up. She makes the mundane joyful.
(Anonymous) on February 22nd, 2015 03:16 pm (UTC)
Re: describe someone you love
He's lithe and graceful like a big cat. He curls up on my sofa and closes his eyes for a few moments and I want to run my hands across his head and down his neck and back. Sometimes he stretches out across the floor, crooks one arm under his head, and twists slightly so his t-shirt reveals a few inches of his smooth belly.

He let me touch his belly once. I put my hand on his hip and he lifted the hem of his shirt so I could feel the soft hollow where his side and his belly meet. I rested my cheek on the back of his neck, slightly prickly at the nape.

I love his open smile, the way his eyes invite me to know him better. I love the way he folds his knees up to his chest, the gesture shy like an awkward teenager. Sometimes if I'm standing in a doorway as he passes from one room to another, he lays his hand on my shoulder and it sends a jolt of longing through me.
(Anonymous) on February 22nd, 2015 03:50 pm (UTC)
Re: describe someone you love
He finds joy and fascination in the simple everyday happenings of life, and he loves sharing them with me. He lives for the good things that happen in the present, doesn't yearn for the past, and doesn't fearfully obsess about the future. His smile is radiant and his laugh comes from deep in the heart. He can sing fussy babies to sleep with a gentle chant. He cooks more bacon than we can eat, because he knows we'll eat it all anyway. From the outside he reads as Lawful Good, but there's a devilish sense of humor underneath that only his nearest and dearest loved ones know about. He will listen to ideas, but his hand will never be forced -- he has a strong backbone and knows how to stand his ground against manipulation. He loves gadgets, sunshine, butterscotch, and me. I adore him and am grateful each day that I get to love him so much.
Re: describe someone you love - (Anonymous) on February 22nd, 2015 03:58 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(Anonymous) on February 22nd, 2015 07:54 pm (UTC)
Re: describe someone you love
He's powerfully smart, but you almost wouldn't know, because he has a superpower of bringing out the best in other people rather than talking about himself. He's artistic and magnetic and amazingly good in bed. He always notices the little things. I know I can always count on him to pick me up when I'm down, and bring me higher when I'm up.

He's also so funny that we bust a gut laughing together in the middle of the night when we should be sleeping.
(Anonymous) on February 22nd, 2015 08:03 pm (UTC)
Re: describe someone you love
The power of her regard is, for me, stronger than for anyone else I know, because she lives so fully by her principles. Feeling loved by her feels like winning the lottery.

She is so beautiful that I still have trouble breathing when I look at her. Touching her, really touching her, starts a chain reaction in me that I don't want to stop ever.

She has a fire deep in her that could consume everyone we know, but she so rarely lets it show.
(Anonymous) on February 23rd, 2015 06:36 am (UTC)
Re: describe someone you love
I love his passion, his sarcasm, his smile, his sense of humor. I love his sweet lips and soft skin. I love how he is a homebody and enjoys quiet evenings on the couch together. I love his brain, his inquisitiveness, his depth of knowledge in his chosen field. I love his lack of cockiness and the way he enjoys our mixed up gender roles.
(Anonymous) on February 23rd, 2015 12:40 pm (UTC)
Re: describe someone you love
She always surprises me, that's the main thing. Most people I've known for this long, I can predict how they'll respond to things I say -- but not her, never her. Her curiosity is wide-ranging and somehow not of this era, and it brings her to read and listen to things I don't know a damn thing about. Her unusual knowledge base makes her perceptive, able to make connections I wouldn't, and it also makes her hilarious. She is such a joy to talk to.

She keeps herself insanely busy -- I don't know where she finds the energy; she works 50-hour, 6-day weeks at a career she loves (and excels at) and still finds the wherewithal to go on long bike trips and knit socks for fun while I'm slacking off reading the internet. She's not afraid to take risks; she's lived in time zones twelve hours apart and she's taken jobs she didn't know how to do just so she could learn how things work. She is not afraid of challenge.

She has such a big heart. Despite the many constraints in her life, she constantly goes out of her way to make life easier for other people, saying yes to things I would never say yes to, and fretting when she can't. She works with kids -- and man, some of these kids, you know what I mean -- and they all love her because she makes them feel important. She helps so many other people shine.

All this is to say I am continually gobsmacked and perplexed by her low regard for herself. She tosses around words like "selfish" and "a failure" and I look at her and I think, are we even talking about the same person? In so many ways, she illuminates my reality, but when it comes to this one crucial subject it is as though we live in parallel universes, hers heartbreakingly tiny and encased in soundproof glass.
(Anonymous) on February 23rd, 2015 02:16 pm (UTC)
Re: describe someone you love
He is brilliant. He makes everything around him light up.

He is powerful and impish, fiercely loyal and quick to laughter. His inventiveness serves him well.

I am so hot for him, sometimes it takes my breath away. It did just last week.
(Anonymous) on February 23rd, 2015 02:53 pm (UTC)
Re: describe someone you love
He paid attention:

He listened in a way no one else in my life does. He'd listen for hours, and never drifted or got bored. He'd remember what I said later and bring it up, e.g. "Did your boss ever get back to you about that thing last week?" If I mentioned casually once that I liked a particular brand of chocolate, that's the one he'd always bring.

He looked at me with such intensity, like he was trying to photograph me in his mind, like he was mentally peeling back layers...first clothes, then pride, then fear. Five years after he first saw me naked he still gasped and stared like it was the first time. It was so hot.

He was infinitely patient, like a cat. He'd sit and say nothing or do nothing and you'd think he was "vegging" when he was really absorbing everything going on around him.

He also smelled soooooooo good. I get shivers just imagining it.

(Anonymous) on February 24th, 2015 04:57 am (UTC)
Re: describe someone you love
If I'm clearly concentrating so hard that distractions would be unwelcome, she occasionally e-mails me (from ten feet away) saying how cute I look, or how adorable the cat is at the moment (or both, if the cat is in my lap). She geeks out hardcore on "Sherlock" and "Doctor Who". She writes and sings. She is superbly talented at making me feel loved, and rejoices in the intensity of my love and adoration for her: An intensity which I had feared, even when it was only unrealized potential, might scare off a partner. She notices people's needs, and either assists or puts in a word with someone who can help. She is whimsical and funny, and loves playing games with language. She was my amazing, unattainable fantasy, who turned out to be way more amazing in real life. Yet she acts like she's the lucky one.
(Anonymous) on February 26th, 2015 04:55 pm (UTC)
Re: describe someone you love
"God, you feel so perfect on my cock," he growls, biting and pushing harder into me. His voice gets even deeper when he fucks me: raspy, thick, low. I've heard it while being skewered so many times by now that the sound of it makes me embarrassingly wet.

I'm never sure when we are going to have sex; perhaps the question should be, when aren't we? We have sneaked away from so many parties for a quick fuck, that I've lost count. He wakes me up at midnight with a hard cock pressing against my asshole and I know exactly what I'm going to get.

Your turn. Describe someone you love.
(Anonymous) on February 27th, 2015 06:50 pm (UTC)
Re: describe someone you love
She has so much determination just in the way she walks. She gets so much done without most people ever realizing. She's so smart and so giving and the food she makes is so delicious. Her sensitivity, I think, would surprise anyone who doesn't know her well. Sometimes the music she makes brings me almost to tears.

I hope her partner appreciates her the way she deserves but sometimes I wonder. I worry they don't care about her as much as I do... and I'm just a friend, and it's not even my business.
Re: describe someone you love - (Anonymous) on March 4th, 2015 06:00 am (UTC) (Expand)