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Between the Lines Can You Hear the Silence?

Silent Seduction in Love’s Quiet Moments

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Have you ever met someone and just known? Known that there’s so much more behind their words in the spaces where they don’t speak? That’s how it felt with her.

Let’s talk about love, but not just any kind of love. I’m talking about that quiet, sneak-up-on-you kind of love that doesn’t need a billboard to make itself known. You know what I mean?

You’ve seen it, right? Those moments when you catch someone’s eye, and it feels like an entire conversation happens without a word being spoken. My journey through these moments has been like a roller coaster — plenty of highs, plenty of lows, and a whole lot of unexpected turns.

You know, when navigating the crazy world of human connections, I often think about those silent moments that say more than words ever could. Like that time, my heart fluttered in happiness or sunk in that overwhelming feeling of “Uh-oh, I’m really deep into this, aren’t I?”

She and I? We’ve had our moments. Like when we’d exchange those knowing glances, each loaded with tales waiting to be shared. “Being with you feels like a cozy sweater on a chilly day,” she’d often chuckle. Such a casual remark, but man, the feelings packed behind it? That’s a whole treasure chest of dreams and silent wishes right there.

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Sometimes, she would just sit, silent and lost in her thoughts. I could feel the waves of stuff she wasn’t saying, the dreams she was holding back, the secrets she was keeping. It’s funny how you can feel someone wanting to spill their heart out but holding back just because. Maybe she was being protective; maybe it was fear. Who knows?

We live in a world that’s always telling us to “toughen up” and “go it alone.” But honestly? There’s some real bravery in those small moments. Like when you admit, “Hey, I kinda like having you around.” Or realizing that sometimes, it’s alright to share that extra-large pizza of life’s burdens.

Every time she’d lean in or we’d share a silent giggle, I felt like I was reading a chapter of a book she’d written just for me. One without words, where you feel everything. Where it’s cool not to have everything figured out, where it’s okay to be vulnerable, to be plain ol’ messy human.

In today’s world, where everyone’s competing to be the loudest or the flashiest, the simple stuff gets lost. Those shared playlists, the random doodles, or just chilling in comfortable silence — that’s where the real magic happens. It’s in these tiny gestures we find the no-nonsense, real-deal feelings.

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Life’s a wild ride. Some days, you’re the one sharing memes, and some days, you’re the meme. But through it all, these silent moments say more than a million words. Those unsaid feelings? They’re the universal jam.

After a lazy afternoon together, she’d just sigh and say, “Being with you feels like that first sip of morning coffee.” Not overly poetic, but boy, did it hit home.

Life’s messy, fun, and filled with silent declarations. It’s in those silent nods, in the unsaid ‘thank you’s and ‘sorry’s, that we often find our true selves. While we might not shout our feelings from the rooftops, they’re there, humming in the background, setting the vibe.

Have you ever caught yourself lost in the quiet moments of love?

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— © Nour Boustani 2023

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