when I say I love you, please believe it’s true.
When I say forever, know I’ll never leave you.
When I say goodbye, promise me you won’t cry,
Because the day I’ll be saying that will be the day I die.
by Paul Smith
Sarah Orne Jewett
The process of falling in love at first sight is as final as it is swift in such a case, but the growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair.