Love Notes: Daring Certainty


By Stephanie K. Hopkins

The body knows when it’s fallen in love.

When you see the girl across the room and you can’t speak.

When the dog looks at you from behind the cage and your knees weaken.

When you walk into the house and your whole body lights up, as if momentarily set on fire.

When you find yourself wanting to be worthy.

These are the ones. Grab them.

Photo Credit: Katie Earley

In "Love Notes," award-winning columnist Stephanie K. Hopkins bears witness to our fascination with love—what it is, what it isn’t, what we want from it, and why we can’t stop talking about it. She also writes short stories, non-fiction, and young adult fiction. She recently finished a young adult novel, "Edge of Seventeen," and is working on a memoir about her adventures as an ex-professor turned bartender. You can reach her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , follow her on Twitter @stephaniehop1, or find her on Facebook.

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