Love, whether it is the kind between a husband and wife, boy and girl, parents and their children, friends, or neighbours, etc. can be one of the most liberating emotions in the universe. It has the power to enlighten the darkest of hearts with the flick of a tiny flame of affection and warm the coldest of hearts with the comforting feeling that they are being cared for.
Loving someone and being loved back by them, in same measure, is unarguably the most precious feelings of all. Who wouldn’t want to be the special someone to their special someone? Their eyes weaving millions of dreams, their loving heart, the soothing warmth of their arms, is all for you. Beautiful and surreal, isn’t it?
Is love all about walking on stars, promising to stick together till the end of the world, looking out for each other, dedicating yourself completely to the relationship or singing romantic songs for each other though? One thing we generally tend to overlook is the fact that when we expose our vulnerability to someone we’re as much prone to hurt as we are to love.
Knowing that you’re committed to them can easily turn people into the mean creatures they never were. If their success can be credited to you, so can their failure, if at all. Being integral to someone’s life also means carrying their baggage along with yours. You might do it willingly out of love, but it needs to be recognised and appreciated too, right?
I don’t think I’m selfish, but I feel I deserve respect for what I do for anyone. I don’t mind being someone’s punching bag, but certainly not the one that’s locked in a dark room and visited only to vent out. We all have good and bad days. Love can survive only when we call on each other during both.
I’m a romantic, although not the mushy red-roses-and-candle-light-dinner type. I guard the ones I love fiercely and would take anyone head-on for their sake. It isn’t wrong to expect a small fraction of it in return, is it? Sometimes I wonder if I’m being naïve and unpardonably touchy.
Care to share your thoughts on this?