What you wanted me to help you with is what to do about it — and that I can tell you. Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it. The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it. And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens — The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.
John Steinbeck on love, in a letter to his son (via elizabethward)