Wednesday, April 2, 2008
life. LOVE. art.
A few summers ago (geez, where does the time go?) I went to the beach with a few friends and we took this picture together. We all made the letters with our fingers and one by one quickly snapped the shot. LOVE is such a huge word. What does that word mean to you? To me it means commitment. Even when it doesn't feel good. I feel that I'm a truly loyal person and a tender-hearted person who may overanalyze things at times (sorry to those who know me best) and at times that comes at a cost because I get hurt easily.
LOVE isn't just that butterfly feeling (that just like the butterfly flitters in and out of your conciousness) that hollywood shows us when a guy meets a girl or vice versa. For me LOVE goes beyond the surface and into the realm of "no matter what". For me personally in my marriage, commitment is sometimes hard but when you stick things out you find that you end up getting that "butterfly" feeling again. Love is really powerful - in marriage, friendships, family, etc.
I was just telling a friend this morning that it would be amazing to live in a world where you didn't have to watch your back so much and you could just truly let your guard down with everyone and know that they wouldn't hurt you in the end. But that's my naivete speaking. Humble, contrite and true it's good to know that despite it all, LOVE is worth the pain it can sometimes cause because it does win in the end.