Love And Obsession

What is the difference between love and obsession? Didn’t both make you stay up all night, wandering the streets, a victim of your own imagination, your own heartbeat? Did you fall into both, headfirst into quicksand? Wasn’t every man in love a fool and every woman a slave?

Love was like rain: it turned to ice, or it disappeared. Now you saw it, now you couldn’t find it no matter how hard you might search. Love evaporated; obsession realer; it hurt, like a pin in your bottom, a stone in your shoe, It didn’t go away in the blink of an eye. A morning phone call filled with regret. A letter that said, ‘Dear you, good-bye from me’. Obsession tasted like something familiar. Something you’d known your whole life. It settled and lurked; it stayed with you.
The Ice Queen- Alice Hoffman

VendettaVita VendettaVita
31-35, F
1 Response Nov 24, 2012

Love isn't about what it makes you do. Love is about what it makes you feel.

I fundamentally disagree. I think obsession is the one that evaporates. It's an all-consuming fire and it eventually dies out. But love, that augments. It spreads. If obsession is a rain, love is an ocean - vast, constant, deep.