Love...Being, Falling, Crazy In It
Valentine's Day is just a couple of weeks away, so I thought I would write about love today. I am actually a Valentine's Day (VD) cynic. I find it lame, and a total consumer manipulation, however, I do love love. I love the idea of falling in love, and being in love. I am not someone who wears their heart on their sleeve, and I was recently described as aloof, but actually I am a romantic.
Being in a relationship, and in love is nice. It feels safe and comfortable to look over at the person sitting or laying next to you, and truly feel like you know them, and that you are in it together. But in all honesty nothing gives the euphoric feeling like falling in love. The newness is what makes it so different. It's obsessive. You eat, breath, live the other person. You cannot get enough of them. You could stay up all night talking to them, or staring at their face. You miss them the minute they leave, hang up the phone, or text goodnight. They are the first thing you think about when you wake up in the morning, and last thing you think about when you fall asleep at night. It makes you feel alive. It's an amazing feeling that cannot be replicated.
Falling in love is great, but a true, deeper love comes with getting to know the other person. They are not perfect, but a flawed individual. They share your interests, but have their own too. They truly "see" you, and not the fantasy person they want you to be. Seeing me has been my request with love. See me, and all of my flaws. No masks! Someone is sure to have buyer's remorse otherwise.
I know everyone loves differently. A lot of women I know are venturing out on VD to see Fifty Shades. So I guess some show their love with a spanking, ball gag, or riding crop. I'm not judging. However you choose to spend your VD, I hope it is wonderful, memorable, and you are with the one you love.
You have no idea how fast my heart races every time I see you. - Unknown