Love sustains us and changes us and makes us crazy. I can recall, with a certain vividness, a crush from 1st grade on a boy who moved at the end of the year. Apparently, I have been in love with love for a long time.
There are so many different kinds of love.
You don't love pizza as much as your child. You don't love an inanimate object like you do a breathing object. But, you DO love it. Some days, you will love your dog/cat/fill in your animal, more than a family member because they cock their head in a certain way and never, ever have to get the last word in. You love your parents differently than your siblings; differently than your partner; differently than your kids. You fall in love. You fall out of love. With new people and sometimes with the same person over many years. You can love someone for a very long time, and although you still love them, you may no longer be "in love" with them. You may love someone with everything you have, but for whatever the reasons, you just can't be together.
Love is the most powerful four letter word on the planet.
I read the Rumi quote and wonder if it's really true. What do YOU think?
The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you,
not knowing how blind that was.
Lovers don't fully meet somewhere.
They're in each other all along.
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