Everyone has been in love once in their lifetime. And if you haven’t, you will. In some way, shape or form.
The question is, “What do you do when you find it?”
There is no right or wrong answer. Just merely putting it out there.
Sometimes people fall in love only once and it evolves into something different. Sometimes people fall in love a million times over and they never get past the thrill of the first initial stages that being in love rouses. Or sometimes people fall in love a few times and then poof, magically the universe has the timing right, the location right, the lighting right and you’re in your own hollywood rom-com.
Well, despite anything you may have ever heard or read about being in love, it’s all a load of crap until you experience it. And I mean REALLY being in love. Sometimes when I’m not in love, I think love is over-rated. When I’m in love, I couldn’t be happier. I would equate it to be like the ice-cream man coming down my street for a whole week, playing his ice-cream truck music everyday AND if I had enough money in my pocket to buy two ice-cream bars. Nothing makes me happier than to hear that ice-cream truck. I will run out naked on the street to track it down if I so much as hear a tinkle of ice-cream truck music. Call me crazy, but that ice-cream truck brings back positive, happy memories. The nostalgic feel-good emotions are bundled up in a hazy warm sunshine-y ball. With me being in the middle of it, feeling protected, safe, content and happy. Well, at least that is my interpretation of love. (What’s yours?)
Now, if love was as simple as that, wouldn’t we all petition to have ice-cream trucks come down every street, every day? Oh wait, on second thought, no. Because we would then get sick of the noise and throw-up from all the ice-cream we’re eating. Which brings up a good point. Sometimes when we overload on love, we can get bored by it. Even worse, we keep expecting more and more and more! And everyone gets to a point when there is no more and we run on empty. Then comes the downslide from that love high.
We don’t all live in an idealistic world. People come with histories, experiences, and emotional baggage. If you’re lucky, sometimes you catch them right when they’re about to drop off that baggage and they don’t plan on taking the accompanying flight. Then you have to try and keep a balanced approach to love in order to maintain that relationship.
Well, that blows, don’t you think?
Life is meant to be lived and sometimes it doesn’t afford you time to breathe. You don’t have to be on stand-by, you can be on the next plane, first-class, ready to be jetted off on some other wonderful adventure. Being on stand-by makes you impatient, grumpy and bitter. So why not let life take you on the next adventure and have love take your breath away? Because life should be breath-taking.
“Valentine” – Kina Grannis