L O V E.
Four letters. HUGE meaning. For me, love and being loved is a blessing in itself. Like marriage I believe that love is one of the most powerful gifts we were granted as human beings. I understand how many people can ask “How do you know what love is, you’re too young…” but who is to ever say that one cannot be loved or know the understanding of love? Exactly. You have no answer because there is no explanation. I have a quote I wrote about a year ago – “Loving someone doesn’t require an explanation, smiling is enough.”
From being an innocent child and loving your favorite blanket to an adult loving your spouse. There are different forms of love, different potions we fall under, and different people who capture us. Love in itself is like the wind; steady, invisible, everlasting, and powerful. True love has no limit, it does not end, nor does it ever give up. I don’t want a happy ending because I believe there is no such thing as a happy ending. Saying goodbye is the hardest, during a time of death or separation. So, how would you say that is a happy ending? I want a happy middle, because loving is always happy in the middle. When time does not matter, the clock does not tick, this is the type of love I want. A beautiful middle, and an even more exhilarating beginning. These are what I wish to have in my love.
I have a favorite quote that I soon will have as a tattoo on my left outer-forearm, “Most Ardently”. You may ask why and I’ll provide the definition for your curiosity – “Expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling; passionate: an ardent lover. Displaying or characterized by strong enthusiasm or devotion; fervent; everlasting” This is the type of love I wish to have. When I do love, I love hard. It’s very simple. Something I am very proud of, I put every last breath I have into love. The quote “Most Ardently” is from the book Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. If you have not read this book, I strongly urge you to read it – or at least watch the movie on Netflix.
As I have said, love is a very simple word. Just four letters long, but o so meaningful. The smallest things can have the biggest impact.