Friday, June 4, 2010

love is a temple, love is the higher law

The It's Friday, I'm In Love Series<
i figured, what better way to celebrate the friday i'm in love series, by the lovely summer than to take a little trip down memory lane. i actually thought about this last night, when my darling husband was trying to go to sleep, still obsessively checking his email, and FINALLY hearing something from his potential job. his inbox told us "talks are getting interesting...but GOOD interesting". no clue what that means....but good is good i guess!!

anyway, i got a flash of a blog post i wrote long long ago, from a blog i've made private and mostly just kept around for myself....the dateline is january 15, 2007....the monday AFTER i told my then-boyfriend that i loved him for the first time.
that boyfriend is now my husband.

there is something strange about love. the way it makes people act, the way it makes people feel, the way it can consume whole ideas and create such extreme reaction.

there is something i realized about love a few days ago.

the first time you fall in love, it's amazing. it's like nothing else you've ever felt, and you swear you'll never feel this way again. and it's reckless and it's without abandon and it's a feeling that seemingly has no boundaries and no limits and logic.

and then that first love ends. and all of those hopes and dreams come crashing down, and you swear up and down you will never feel pain like that again, that nothing has ever been so intense or jarring or emotionally draining ever before.

and then love comes along again.and what i realized, is while yes, there really isn't anything to compare to first love....that's not a bad thing. because it is reckless and throw caution to the wind and all of that, but it won't always be like that. so few people end up with the first person they fall in love with.

when you fall the second, or third, or 42nd's always, always a calculated risk. because you KNOW the pain you've been through before, and you fully understand that giving your heart away means you are potentially putting yourself in front of the firing squad.and when you realize you would glady do all of that, risk all of those horrid, soul-scarring emotions just to have those good things too....that's when you know it's real. when you're willing to give your heart to someone, knowing entirely too well they could stomp on it and hand it back in 100 pieces for you to try and put back together alone...and you still can't imagine anyone else having it. on that day, you really realize what love is about.

i know now.


Salt said...

That could not be any more beautiful! And it's all so true. I never felt that way about anyone before my husband. :)

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Stomp before being stomped.
Leave before being left, got it?
Love you, have a good weekend.

bananas. said...

dude...that deserves a standing ovation! SERIOUSLY!!! you described love just as it is! and you know what...i know now too :)

on a totally unrelated note, i can't wait to talk dragon tattoo with you! i'm so glad you liked it. i hear it's a page turner so i can't wait to dive right in!

Claire Kiefer said...

SO SWEET. And so hopeful! Thank you for sharing this.

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Lindsey said...

Love it!! Cute blog!