“Sometimes, when we’re lying together, I look at her and I feel dizzy with the realization that here is another distinct person from me, who has memories, origins, thoughts, feelings that are different from my own. That tension between familiarity and mystery meshes something strong between us. Even if one builds a life together based on trust, attentiveness and mutual support, I think that it’s important that a partner continues to surprise.” —Barack Obama

“Sometimes, when we’re lying together, I look at her and I feel dizzy with the realization that here is another distinct person from me, who has memories, origins, thoughts, feelings that are different from my own. That tension between familiarity and mystery meshes something strong between us. Even if one builds a life together based on trust, attentiveness and mutual support, I think that it’s important that a partner continues to surprise.” —Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle wait for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and First Lady Kim Yoon-ok at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, October 13, 2011.Photo Credit: JIM WATSON, AFP, Getty Images via StyleList

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle wait for South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and First Lady Kim Yoon-ok at the North Portico of the White House in Washington, DC, October 13, 2011.Photo Credit: JIM WATSON, AFP, Getty Images via StyleList

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