Harsh But True

Love is a beautiful thing. It is magical and makes you feel so good about yourself it's almost impossible to imagine it not lasting forever. But it doesn't. I'm not saying it goes away or fades, best case scenario it just changes. You can tell me about an elderly couple who have loved ech other for fifty years. Their love has changed and adapted over the years. If they're lucky it won't diminish. But I think this is as 'happily-ever-after' as it gets. Love doesn't last forever and if you're naive enough to believe it does than you are in for some rude awakenings in a harsh reality that doesn't involve a romantic lala world of sunshine. Sorry, welcome to the real world.
Faile Faile
18-21, F
2 Responses Jun 12, 2007

I'm testing it out. I've been in love since 1979, no sign of it diminishing so far. I'll keep you posted.

Love: An intense affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties. I think love has many catagories and levels. And I think some can be maintained to last forever. A love of a family member, a life-long friend... even a mate. But that level or degree of love might change through a person's lifetime based on their experience or own growth. I think sometimes people confuse Romance, Attraction, or Compatability with Love. Although they REINFORCE love, they are not the same. But without them our ability to love can change. I think also, sometimes we expect Love to make this world-shattering difference in our lives. Excitement, thrill, or living on cloud nine. Fire or ice in our minds. We tend to over-look or take for granted those people in our lives that shower us with a love as subtle as a spring breeze or gentle rain.