Love, As I Know It

"To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is
no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life."

- Victor Hugo

I had read that quote a few days ago. I don't know if it's just me or what but I had found myself nodding... agreeing. That yes, loving someone is unlike any other experience. Something that completely turns you inside out... well, you've heard the rest of the cliche sayings.

Two or three years ago, I wouldn't have understood what this quote was trying to convey. Well, that's because I have not been in love yet. What a strange person I was before I fell in love. Really. I was still naive, still not quite fully convinced that love could be that strong a feeling. That, somehow, people must have exaggerated this emotion.

I had even ridiculed some of my friends when they cried over heartbreaks.I have seen some of my most logical friends lose their rationality when they were heartbroken. The crying, the fights, the what-ifs, the regret that comes afterward... what the hell was that all about? Couldn't they just let it go, let it be?

....

And you know, just because fate's so funny and stuff, I did fall in love. Didn't know how it exactly happened but, one day, it was just there. I saw him and my heart did a flip and well.... to be fair, I have been around him for years. We moved around the same circles and had been acquainted with each other.

But it was one of those days, I guess. One of those days where the sun just shines differently and you see another person -- and no matter how many you've seen them -- in a whole new different light.

Turns out, it was just one the many peculiar things that would happen in the coming days (or weeks. Or months. Or years.)

(To be continued)
HollyBloom HollyBloom
22-25, F
Sep 15, 2012