Honestly. I was shocked that nobody has said anything about my headlines this week. I had this great idea last Sunday about using a Cure song for headlines, but I suppose I was the only one who thought it was a good idea. Well, before I talk about the picture below, I’ll let Robert Smith and co. give you an earworm for the day.
Now then, where was I? Oh yes, it’s Friday, although I’m not presently in love.
So where does that leave me? Should I search high and low for the mythical “ONE”? Or should I just sit and bide my time and wait for things to happen? Or maybe a mix of both.
You know, this whole love thing, it can really get blown out of proportion. Stay with me here, this isn’t going to be a cynical attack on the concept of love. I think that people may spend so much time either looking for love, or working to maintain their feelings of love towards an individual that they can lose sight of things that they may love but not even realize it.
How often to you think about your family? For some it’ll be more than others. I’m sure at some point in your life (at least for the majority of people) they have had a family member love them unconditionally. Of course things change over time, but those original feelings, can they really go away? What about those of us with pets? I know that I love my cat, and I know that as much of a brat as she is, she loves me right back. Now of course some of you are thinking, “it’s an animal, how can you know if it loves you?”. Well to you I pose this question, how do you know that anyone or thing loves you?
And that’s the thing with love. As much as the word gets tossed around, there never is a way to really tell exactly how another person is feeling. It’s because of that, that I think the concept of being “in love” is such a tricky thing to define. Songwriters and poets have grasped at the meaning of love for centuries. Blood has even been spilled all in the name of love. Yet at no point could any of these people really come up with a set answer. Of course I don’t have the answers either. Although I do have a theory.
I thinking the state of being in love with another is more a statement of trust. It is a state where you give yourself completely over to another without fear or hesitation. I don’t want to add that you would do this with the hope of having the same feelings returned because to me that seems like it’s putting a condition on the state of being. To truly and completely achieve the feeling of being in love, you have to surrender yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually to another. You have to be willing to give up all that is you. In situations where people are experiencing “true love”, that is when both people have given themselves up completely, without caring if the other truly feels the same way.
I bring this all up not because I’m pining after someone, but because the following picture made me think of just what we would call unconditional love. To me, this image has captured a moment where no matter what, you know that both people in the picture love each other totally and completely, without any doubts in their mind.
I suppose I’m in a sappy mood today. Tell me a sappy story about a time where you first felt you were in love with someone.