Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Days of Wine and Roses

      What is it? Where is it?
          Love. An intense feeling of deep affection.
                 Love. Love me, love my dog: If you love someone, you must accept everything about them, even their faults or weaknesses. Love is unconditional. Love is wonderful. Full of light. Feelings of butterflies tickling you all over. That warm fuzzy feeling when he brushes the hair from your face. Ahhh that intense electricity pulsing through your every pore. Rose petals and candle lit dinners. Personally, I don't care for roses. I prefer Lilies. But this is not about me. This is about LOVE! Okay, maybe it is a little about me. To be honest, when I was younger, I thought about meeting the one. It would be one of those days where we "accidentally" met. You know the story, I'm sure you've seen movies just like this scenario; My cat gets out somehow and climbs a tree. We will name this cat... Mr. Squiggles, just because he is so squiggly and cute. SO I am outside, looking for my cat, apparently not paying attention to where I am walking and in the processes I bump into this handsome stranger. Then I go about explaining how I'm sorry and was just looking for my cat..... And then it happens, our eyes meet......  BOOM!!!!! Lightening has stuck and cupids little arrow shoots me right in the buttocks. Love at first sight. Mmmm.. How joyful and serene. Then of course a "Meeeeooooow" comes out of no where. Oh no!!! And my poor kitty kat is stuck up in the tree, what shall I do?? Of course this handsome stranger, taking off his shirt so he doesn't dirty it and giving me some eye candy to enjoy while saving my cat comes to the rescue and we live happily ever after. The end.

         Ummm... *cough* Excuse me...But I don't think that's quite feasible. No. That would never happen. But I thought when I was younger, that one freaking day, my life would open up to become a fairy tale. It's not all wine and roses. Today, people are self absorbed, pretentious, and lacking in communication skills. BUT... there are some great people out there. If you love yourself then chances are you will find (or they will find you and save your cat), that amazing love that lingers in the air.

But back to the topic of love. What is love to you?

I have gone around asking this question to random people that I know to see what their thoughts of the matter were. They probably thought I was crazy. But whatever. Here are some of their replies:

"It always hurts, because love is an emotional thing. You can't rationalize it." ~Dina, 24.    
"Love is when you feel good about yourself when you are with that person." ~Jesse, 55.
"One of the reasons for living." ~ Krista, 28.
"Love is the compass necklace my boyfriend got me for Valentine's Day." ~Kaitlin, my sister, 21.
"Simple answer, Selflessness." ~Ray, 30.
"A strong positive emotion of regards and affection." ~Kudus, 23.
"You." ~ Garth, my best friend, 36.

Hmmmm... Sounds like a lot of people have some interesting ideas of what love is. Or isn't. Maybe it's like Mazzy Stars Fade Into You ? There is no wrong answer. There are so many different types of love. Love you have for your friends, family, partner, co workers, pets, and the love you have for yourself.

Someone ask me, if two people fell out of love, did I believe they could regain it again? My answer: I think that people may be able to light that fire again. Depending on the severity of the fall out. So in all honesty, I would have to hear both sides of the story before giving my advice and opinions.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. - 1 Corinthians 13:5-7 

Paramahansa Yogananda: "To describe love is very difficult, for the same reason that words cannot fully describe the flavor of an orange. You have to taste the fruit to know its flavor. So with love."  ♥

1 comment:

Single, Successful, but Struggling in Seattle said...

Ah, love...it makes us all crazy at one point or another :).