"The eons thrash and ages writhe,
As Legends turn to obscure myth,
But epochs speak still nothing of
How long it takes to fall in love."
Preferably, love should start by being friends.It is a matter of balance.The most we need is hugging, a bit of loving, good talk, a feeling of togetherness, in mind and soul. Someone you can be intimate with and share a certain freeness with, someone with whom to share the laughter. And most of all respect. It takes time and caring, there is no pefection, although we can dream.
This is what I feel after having shared 47 reasonably happy years with one man. Best marty