As I’ve grown older, I’ve had to constantly redefine love as I’ve learned more about it. Layers and layers of illusion have been stripped away to reveal that which is truly love for me.

As I stripped away those layers, I was constantly reminded that intimacy is me being me, and letting you see me. For it is when I’m authentic around others, that I’m in a state when and where I know that the people who love me, love me for who I am as of this moment.

But there is more to love than just being me. Love is reciprocal. Unrequited love is an oxymoron. It is simply not possible to be in…