A Real Life Movie Trailer/wish To A Love StoryAs you age, you come to appreciate things in a different, or perhaps a more enhanced way. Sometimes it is those things you didn't think much about, while other times, it is those things that you would like to experience at least once in your life time. Further, some things, like wine, may become more intense with time. Nonetheless, for me, my unwritten love story would have just that right amount of romance dusted over a simple and yet peaceful life. It would not have to be lathed with diamonds, or fancy cars, but instead it would be one in which there was total acceptance, no picking on one another for petty things, but rather one filled with genuine concern, adoration and admiration.
People often confuse love with infatuation. It seems that there is no getting around the preliminary step of being without words when we first meet someone we are attracted to...that is human nature. However, it is the person who is willing to give of themselves a little deeper that demonstrates what love is. We live in such a 'me, me, me' society where many individuals feel that the world revolves around them. However, it does make one wonder how one like that could maintain any kind of solid relationship where there is no concern for others who are in that type of individual's world.
They say, "home is where the heart is." Literally translated, one might go to a physical location and think of a home. However, for the person who is in love, home is where the love is...it is where you are most naturally and willingly able to and wanting to put your love. It is that person whose trust you have earned and who has earned yours to where distance knows know bounds. It is also the natural desire and ability to selflessly give of your time to another, because you want to...not because you have to...but because you want to...in other words, there is no question about it, you are there for whomever because that is the way it is.
Back to the concept of romantic love...many think of it as an investment of money to demonstrate this concept. Sure, sweet little gifts are nice now and then in the form of surprises are nice...everyone likes those.. They don't have to cost bizzillions (new word :) ) of bucks...the cute little things.... A rose, telling the one you care about that you genuinely appreciate him/her...ladies don't have to be the only one to get flowers..., an unexpected hug, preparing a meal for someone after a long day, a walk holding hands,..reaching over in the night to know your special someone is laying next to you....a surprise kiss to the cheek....an out of the blue, "I love you" that takes the other person's breath away if even for a moment....sharing that you love him/her... a recognition of one another's beautiful souls and a healthy respect of not taking the other one for granted or mistaking his/her kindness for weakness....helping with something that you may not be thrilled to do, but you do it to spend the time with whomever, and because you don't want the other person to do all of the work...you care,....perhaps saving someone time and energy of doing something by you doing it for him/her...easing someone's life.... demonstrating your concern through action. It's when we can give meaning, enchanted and otherwise to someone else's life. That is in part my unwritten love story...one that is sprinkled with romance, held together by sincere friendship and embraced for all time. We all deserve this, and more. A romantic love does not happen over night...it takes time to grow, and it is something that when recognized does not have an end, but rather a continuum....the key in part is recognition....as in the 1970 movie, Love Story and its theme song:
(Where do I begin) Love Story, " Where do I begin
To tell the story of how great a love can be
The sweet love story that is older than the sea
The simple truth about the love she/he brings to me
Where do I start...
May we all recognize the simple truth about the love that is brought to us.