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all their physical characteristics start to disappear. You begin to dwell in their energy, recognise the scent of their skin. You only see the essence of the person, not the shell. That’s why you can’t fall in love with beauty. You can lust after it, be infatuated by it, want to own it. You can love it with your eyes and body but not your heart. And that’s why, when you really connect with a person’s inner self, any physical imperfections disappear, become irrelevant.

– Lisa Unger.