That Silly Thing Called Love

14 Sep

Everyone harps on about being in or searching for love. Whenever we think of being in love we always see the situation with rose tinted glasses. What we fail to see is the innumerable times we get hurt, the mean heartless things we say to each other in our anger and the petty mind games. Anyone who tells me that their relation has never had any of these issues is either deluded or never been in a real relationship.
Love is one of the most abstract concepts in the world. No one can truly define LOVE. No doubt each and every person believes they truly understand what love is about, but if asked to explain it can put even the most knowledgeable people on the spot. My fledgling understanding of the concept actually makes me afraid of being truly in Love. I have always been someone who is independent and cares about myself more so than others. For me to be truly vulnerable to another person is actually frightening rather than something I crave. No I’m not going to turn into a bitter spinster, but the concept of love according to me vastly over rated. Sad as it may sound, I think, it is easier to love animals and inanimate objects rather than humans. Inanimate objects don’t expect anything from you in return and animals can’t back stab and take advantage of you.
For all its critique, I still want to be in love (again??) at some point in my life. Why is it that we crave that bitter sweet feeling? Because Love is like that never ending maze, the one that you can’t get out of completely, but yet want to be in for the adventure and the surprise element. You never know what you will experience on the path to your search for your soul mate. Robert Frost thinks life is about taking the path less travelled, but I guess it’s more about the taking the path frequently travelled and yet standing out with your own identity. So to conclude, finding love does not mean finding a person with whom you can walk on the beach and whisper sweet nothings with. It is about the aftermath when you run out of sweet nothings and still have tons to talk about. It is about the constant interest which just grows over time. It is about not running out of things to say, but finding a new topic every day. It is easy to have fun the first few years of being in a relationship, the true test of love is when you can sit for hours without saying a word and yet convey volumes.

1 Comment

Posted by on September 14, 2009 in Uncategorized


One response to “That Silly Thing Called Love

  1. jaywalk

    December 17, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Well-said. But I’m quite certain it will change. Hope you don’t believe that this is your final verdict. Because this will surely change- in some way, some more colors added, some ideas completely discarded, but it will happen 🙂

    Good writing! Tc.


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