…IN LOVE.

“You know you’re in love
When you can’t fall asleep because
Reality is finally better than your dreams”.
-Dr. Seuss

“There’s never a time or place for true love.
It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat,
In a single, flashing, throbbing moment”.
-Sarah Dessen.

Not in love at the moment, so I had to channel the love I had for this one girl-my High School sweetheart, my first love, into this write-up, she’s probably reading this too (as we are still very much in touch). :D.
If you’ve ever been in love or you’re still in love then you should know it’s one of the best things (if not the best thing) that can ever happen to a living being. Mind you, ‘to love’ is distinctly different from ‘to crush’ cos as I’ve gathered, the ‘crush-crush’ feeling is some kinda advanced form of ‘like’. You have reasons for crushing on someone, it may be the way they carry themselves, their composure, physical features like their curly/wavy hair, their face, their eyes, their nice, sexy, curvy and perfect figure among others, it may even be the way they look, or smile, silly reasons like that…a crush only lasts for 4months (tops), you may get over the someone before then. If you have a reason whatsoever for loving somebody, then what you’re feeling isn’t love, it’s perhaps some form of crush. Love cannot be explained and the feeling cannot be fought, it can only be suppressed for a period of time, you never actually get over it like you get over crushes, and finally, somehow, someday, you swim and sink deep in it.
As the reggae legend Bob Marley once said and I quote: “Once in your life I believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around”. I hope the use of ‘once’ in that quote was noticed, which leads me to believe true and pure love is found once, ONCE, not even twice cos if true love was what you found the first time, then no obstacle, no matter how huge should have been capable of wrecking your relationship. So if you think you once found love and now you’re single, my dear your true love is waiting for you somewhere on your worldly journey to mortality!.
When you’re finally in love, loving your partner feels like food to your soul, you tell them things that you never wanna share with another soul, they absorb everything and even wanna hear more, you share hopes for the future, dreams that may never come true, and goals that may never be achieved.
Your love isn’t embarrassed to cry with you when you’re hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself, never do they make you feel like you’re not good enough, rather they build you up and show you things even you do not know about yourself that makes you special and beautiful. You’ll be yourself, do ‘razz’ stunts and not worry about what they think cos they love you just the way you are. Things that seem insignificant to most people like a note, a song or a walk with them become invaluable treasures locked safe in your heart to cherish forever. Laughter seems part of your daily life where before it was not frequent or didn’t exist at all, you may even laugh out loud absent-mindedly when you’re alone at that crazy, creepy thing you both did. In their presence, there may not be need for continuous conversation, you’re convenient staring deep into each other’s eyeballs lost in deep thoughts of the future. You think of this person in everything you do, how sweet being in love can be!.
That time when this dude writing was in love and was loved back, a phone call or two made his day and brought smiles to his face. Simple things brought her to mind like a pale blue sky or even a gentle breeze (don’t judge me, that’s how crazy being in love can be!).
Life seems suddenly different, exciting and worth living. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who’ll remain loyal to the end as the greatest love story to you will not be Romeo and Juliet who died for love or Twilight’s Edward and Bella who fought for love, but you, and that one person growing old together, spending eternity in love!.

“Not all of us can do great things,
But we can do small things with great love”.
-Mother Theresa

Gracias por leer!

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