What a strange feeling it is.
To be attached to someone so firmly,
yet hold no essence of romantic love.
We don't talk about loves like this.
The magic that hides in friendship.
The fact that I even need to differentiate
that "No, we aren't dating!"
and "No, I'm not interested in them in that way."
shows that as a society
we only see love
as something shared between a nuclear family
Platonic love means so much more.
This person is not hanging on
simply because of a chemical reaction
they get when they see you
or the warmth of two pairs of lips pressed together.
They hold on for the same reasons we do.
The support feels eternal,
whether it be in kind words
or a warm embrace
in times of need,
to telling you what you need to hear
even when those words could hurt you.
We value their trust
as they value ours.
I could not tell you the number of times
that I've felt more comfortable in my best-friend's presence
than in the arms of a love interest.
So, while I may not have found my soulmate
At least in a romantic sense,
I know I've found my soulmate
in the platonic one.