family, though they most likely do love him, he is not always shown that they care. He is always searching for something more, forever seeking something that might get his family’s attention, something that may make them want to love him. As Meg is loved by her family for doing nothing at all but being herself, Calvin sees love as a gift to be treasured, which it is, though he also sees it as a prize to be won. He sees it as something he could just reach out and grab if only he was a bit taller, but then he thinks that tall is “ugly.” So what can he do but stay right where he is, stuck, just watching the lights shine around him, while he can’t be the light himself. If he only knew that love was already there. In my opinion, love isn’t an object, something you can reach out and grab, or really even something our minds could grasp. Love is something that makes a person happier. Something sweet like honey, or like the sunshine that warms your shoulders on a
day in mid June. Though we want to, love is a matter that can’t be completely understood. It helps you in life, knowing that there’s always someone there to love you, it helps you get through tough days. We still don’t get all of it though. Love is just something that
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