TT*: Wow, I thought. What am I gonna do with love like this


“I thought she was sleeping until I heard her call out from across the room, “Will you bring me a glass of water?” I did. Then in her always-sleepy tone and drawl she said, “Do you remember when you were a little boy and you would ask your mama to bring you a glass of water?” Yeah. “You know how half the time you weren’t even thirsty. You just wanted that hand that was attached to that glass that was attached to that person you just wanted to stay there until you fell asleep.” She took the glass of water that I brought her and just sat it down full on the table next to her. Wow, I thought. What am I gonna do with love like this.”

Dito Montiel, “One Night,” A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints, A Memoir

Notes: TT* = Throwback Thursday. Photograph: Adriana Varela


  1. A book to put in the queue. This grabbed me…like the hand that always brought the glass of water.

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  2. Such precious moments..when you’re with someone that you love so much you can *feel* your heart in your throat…. A beautiful passage (and lovely photo to accompany it, too, pal)…

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  3. Appreciate it.

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  4. How can you not like thoughts like this? I hope everyone has them…


  5. I have nothing to say–it is perfect!

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  6. The conversation was so powerful I felt as though I was in the room. Beautiful work.

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  7. Awww…the purest love.

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  8. absolutely overwhelming.

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  9. What can one do with a love like that? Honor it by passing it on.

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  10. Jiminy crickets, I have come back to read this, oh about half a dozen time. I gulp each time.

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  11. Beautiful words, thanks for sharing.

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  12. Christie Annabella says:

    Honor the Love, Cherish the Love, Accept the Love with a Remembering, Joyous Gratitude that In Your Soul & In Their Soul lives this Pure Love, So Palatable that You Feel The Power of the Gentle, Strong, Passionate Truth of IT in the air embracing you with each inward and outward breath of Life….we have such a treasured responsibility to be mindful of our influence over our trusting, loving child(ren) & how privileged we are to have the gift of Trust & Love from a child…who came from Love…we must continue the Legacy of Joyous Love.

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