this is an ongoing project about love. a while back, the words "i love you" stopped meaning anything to me. i stopped believing them. everytime i fell into a pocket of insecurity, i found myself craving more words; ones that told me exactly what they meant by love. but all i ever got was "i love you" over and over again. and so i started doing this exercise in my notes app and through it, i found better ways to recognize love within myself and in others... and ways to express love with intentionality and specificity. it came up again a few months later with my dear friend kristina who found herself "struggling with cheap i love yous" in the highs of new love. i told her about this, and it evolved into a whole data table on alternate forms of "i love you". here's where that data ended up, i hope you love it. home letters read