Friday, April 18, 2014

Love hurts

"Have you ever been in love?  Horrible isn't it?
It makes you so vulnerable.  It opens your chest and opens your heart and it means 
that someone can get inside and mess you up.  You build up all these defenses,
you build up a whole suit of armor, so nothing can hurt you.  Then one person wanders into your 
stupid life and you give them a piece of you.  
They didn't ask for it.  They did something dumb one day like smile at you on the beach, 
and then your life isn't your own anymore.  
Love takes hostages.  It gets inside you.  It eats you and leaves you crying in the darkness so a simple phrase like 'maybe we should just be friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart.  
It hurts.  Not just in the imagination.  Not just in the mind.
Its a soul hurt.  A real gets- inside- you- and rips- you- apart pain. 
I hate love."
Neil Gaiman

Romeo and Juliet
Cleopatra and Mark Antony
Tristan and Isolde

Forbidden love.  It's a soul hurt.  A real "gets-inside-you-and rips-you- apart- kind of pain."
You find yourself falling  head over heals for someone that you can't have.
Maybe it's distance.  Could be timing, commitment to others, or religious issues. Regardless, you're not "allowed" to be with that person and for the life of you, you can't understand why.
You dream about them.  You pine for them.  You love them.
It's not enough.
"There is my dagger. And here my naked breast." brain says it can't happen, but my heart begs to stay.  

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