Kristen Carbone
2 min readAug 30, 2021



“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.”

― Alfred Tennyson

  1. The color of your eyes is shockingly beautiful.

2. You are remarkably discerning, which makes me feel extra lucky that you enjoy my company.

3. I can’t pretend to ever know what you’re thinking, but it’s clear you’re one of the most thoughtful people I know.

4. You have a gift for both strategy and playfulness that reveals itself in such delightful ways.

5. While often subtle, you make perfectly timed jokes.

6. You have the heart of an explorer and the bravery to match.

7. Because you don’t take things at face value, I think you see things the rest of us don’t.

8. Your curiosity excites me.

9. If I had to describe you in three words it would be patient, calm and strong.

10. Your ability to see a finished object in a raw material, and achieve that with precision and artistry is inspiring.

11. I think you know exactly how to love me.

12. You can keep plants alive.

13. Your love of good food and trashy food exists in harmony.

14. You’re the most steadfast advocate for my wellbeing.

15. I always want to spend time with people who surprise me and you never fail.

16. I think you think about me as much as I think about you.

17. Though we don’t often do it, I love talking about art with you.

18. While sometimes unexpected and untraditional, you give the best gifts.

19. It’s impossible to explain, but I can’t get enough of how you smell.

20. When your face lights up with laughter, my heart feels like it might burst.

21. You always lock the doors.

22. Even though you sometimes say the wrong thing, you keep doing the right thing.

23. It feels like I’ve always known you.

24. You’re constantly teaching me things, pushing me to expand.

25. You are stubborn and open minded, strong and flexible, heavy and light.

26. I am in love with each of your freckles.

27. The coffee tastes better when you make it.



Kristen Carbone

Just trying to understand the tiny space I occupy in the cosmos without becoming too distracted by the laundry.