It Is Beautiful, But...

One day I saw an elderly couple walking down the street, holding hands. I happened to see a lot of elderly couples lately, with their grey hair, wrinkles on their faces, and other attributes that comes along with old age. I remember telling myself how nice it is. I remember wondering how it feels to have someone on your side all those years. But then I wonder if they have been faithful toward each other all these time or if they have ever cheated on their lover. I heard it's easy to fall in love, but it's hard to stay in love. To be honest, I don't think people can love someone else that long. I think most of these couples only stay with each other because they don't have any other choice, because they got too comfortable they don't want to change a thing, because they don't want to be alone. But the truth is, their love for each other has died a long time ago. I hope I'm wrong, I really do. I hope there is this thing called true love. You know, the kind of love that grows stronger and deeper over time. I don't know if I will ever find it or be found by it. Why? Because I find more and more people could care less about it. Because in this sex driven world, true love sounds boring. Spending the rest of your life with one person? You've got to be kidding me!! There are millions of fish in the sea, so they say. Well, I think more and more people think that way nowadays. I know there are people who truly and genuinely love each other until death do they part (I hope I'm one of those people), but honestly, I think they are kinda endangered species (like the tigers :p). Nevertheless, seeing old couples holding hands still give me that warm feeling, that spark of hope that there are still people in this world who believes in true love and are willing to fight for it. And who knows, I might find one. That would be nice.

pepperdoll pepperdoll
31-35, F
2 Responses Jul 17, 2010

I can sympathize. I have known the cold questioning feeling of wondering if there are any who truly aspire to love in fullness and fidelity. I beg of you though, don't give up hope, and please don't give up on love. The fact that you are waiting on it in its truest form means that your wait will be longer than many others, but so much more worth it. There are still some who seek to be in love with one for life, but as you stated they are endangered and on the decline. But rest assured, if you wait and continue on the road less traveled (as far as love is concerned) you will find yourself exactly where you need and truly want to be.

That's just sweet. It sounds to me they still very much in love with each other. The fire is still burning between them. Very heartwarming. Thanks for the story.