“One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life: That word is love.”
- Sophocles, “Oedipus at Colonus” (Οἰδίπους ἐπὶ Κολωνῷ,)
Love is beautiful, unique, and terrifying. I mean think about it. Today people are so obsessed and occupied with gaining material objects that they place as high priority. Sure, they can make us “happy” but usually it is short termed happiness. But love, that is something remarkable.
One person can impact your life in the biggest way possible and I feel as though we all seem to act as if we can fall in love whenever and with whoever. When I say love is unique I do mean it but I don’t mean “soul mate” unique. Saying that there is only one person out there for you amongst billions is even too cheesy for a romantic like me. But I do believe that we as individuals have preferences and only certain people fall into those preferences which narrows down who you fall in love with. But we still need to cherish the people we love. There are many people out there for us but falling in love isn’t something to take for granted. Appreciate who you have while you have them.
Love is a special feeling and a special tool. We love people who we can benefit from. People who make us laugh, judge us so that we can better ourselves when we are making ridiculous decisions, and encourage us to become better as an individual. The people we love tend to know ourselves better than we do, that is beyond useful. We have trouble seeing who we are and overlooking things which is why someone who loves you and that you trust can help see things a little more clearly.
The terrifying part about love is that it is unpredictable. When you lose the one you love it feels as though the world is falling about. It seems outrageous when people describe it as such but it is just the way it feels. As if part of your soul has gone; feeling lost and left wandering. Love itself enhances every emotion. It is a powerful force that seems as though at times it is unexplainable. Why? I have no idea but that is why Love fascinates me.