The sweetest sentence in the English language: “I love you.”
Runner-up: “It’s benign.”
We are stronger than we know and more afraid than we let on. Proceed with kindness.
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Jean Ryan, a native Vermonter, lives in Lillian, Alabama. Her stories and essays have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. She has also published a novel, LOST SISTER. Her short story collections, SURVIVAL SKILLS and LOVERS AND LONERS, are available online. STRANGE COMPANY, a collection of short nature essays, is available in paperback as well as digital and audio editions.
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6 thoughts on “The Sweetest Words”
Love conquers all and you have a lot of people who love you.
✨💕🙏💕✨ I have heard it said that we are never given more than we can handle… I want to add that how we handle is very personal, and never wrong. You are blessed beyond measure, Jean Ryan, and I am proud to call you my friend! 🎀
The feeling is very mutual, my lovely caring friend.
Always such lovely poignancy in your words, Jean.