Some soul mates you have for five minutes, others you have for five years. There are people placed upon your path to remind you of something, to allow you to express a feeling you've feared, enliven you when you're soul is weary, help you to become who you're meant to be, or rekindle a mission you thought was lost. I'm constantly learning it's more important to embrace the love you're given as it comes then to try and constrain it, misconstrue it, or deconstruct it. Love whether it be romantic, familial, or from a friend was never meant to be pocket sized; small enough to carry and reach to when you're afraid. There is only one love I know that is boundless, unconditional, consistent, and unabashed: the love we give to ourselves.