love these days

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how do i feel about love these days?

love is illusive. love is wonderful. love is vague. love is ambiguous.

if we’re talking about the home-for-the-holidays, cozy family love, then love is peace and comfort and a breath of relief after a long, long day. family love is constant and i’m grateful for the family in my life that always has my back. this family sort of love is what has continually given me a leg up throughout my life, particularly in the past couple months.

and then there’s that other kind of love.

that sweep-you-off-your-feet, kiss-in-the-moonlight, will-you-be-my-forever-and-always, let’s-make-plans kind of love. that love that gives our world hope and belief in the magical, the impossible and improbable that seems to somehow happen anyway.

how do i feel about that kind of love?

well…i can tell you that i want it. holy cow, do i want it. {ask anyone who knows me and they’ll testify to my position as a hopeless romantic.} i can tell you that i hope hope hope that my future is holding that kind of love in its hands as we speak, outstretched and just waiting for me to get close enough and far enough along in my years to reach out and snatch it – snatch it and never, ever let go of it.

that’s the kind of love that has the power to cross all sorts of barriers and break down all sorts of walls. that is truly the substance of magic.

but i don’t think i’ve quite reached that kind of love as of yet in my life. sometimes i occasionally wonder…but then i shake off the wondering because it doesn’t feel like it’s time for all of that yet. i’m not one to rush into things, and rushing into suppositions just scares me. not that it’s necessarily wrong, it’s just my nature to wait and wait until i’m absolutely, one hundred percent sure that it’s real.

and the funny thing about love, and how i feel about it these days, is that i’m pretty much okay to wait. yeah, i do my fair share griping and wondering about when prince charming is finally going to make his definite entrance, but secretly i’m really okay. i have a strong belief that everything’s under control and it’ll happen when it’s supposed to happen.

the thing about love – that heart-breaking, heart-aching love – is that while a little bit of halfway love is nice and fun and all that, it’s the deep-down stuff that really counts. i think our hearts know that and my heart, at least, is willing to hold out for the good stuff.

so how do i feel about love?

love is magical. true love speaks of sparks and sunshine and constancy through the rough spots.

the concept of love is exciting, and exhilarating, and just so, so lovely. the reality that two people can just happen to meet at the right time, in the right place, in such a way that will intertwine their fates forever – that’s beautiful, right there.

i’m excited for that – that whole love thing.

and when that does happen, when the bells ring and the angels sing praises and the real sparks fly and all that cliche jazz, i’ll probably write another “love these days” post and let y’all know how it all worked out, okie dokie? i have a thousand different scenarios worked out in my head, and i’m sure it’ll end up far different from anything i could have imagined, but however it works out will be absolutely perfect and so, so right.

love these days? currently, it’s hiding backstage, behind a curtain, just waiting for me to whirl it open, maybe with a flourish or maybe slowly and carefully, ready to welcome it into my life.


this post was inspired by THIS OTHER POST!


7 thoughts on “love these days

  1. Yup, it all falls into place when it is supposed to be, YET I do believe at times we as people wait so much for opportunity to knock on the door; sometimes when it’s real you fight for it…and even then you don’t know it’s 100% real until you try.

    haha what are your scenarios anyways? Whatever really does happen I know it will be “perfect.”
    have a good day!

    1. Haha I spend waaay too much time daydreaming about romantic things, so all the scenarios I come up with in my head are of different ways I’m going to meet “Prince Charming,” or what kinds of things are going to happen when we’re dating, or how he’s going to propose…and on and on like that haha. But yes, however everything decides to play out will be perfect in its own way! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment! :)

  2. Love the response! I do hope you get all of these things, but I also hope that you don’t spend so long looking for something specific that you miss something different but equally wonderful.

    I’ve had that crazy head over heals kind of love, and it just didn’t last. What I have now with my husband is comfortable and sustainable.

    I hope that whatever you find it suits you. When you open yourself up to possibilities, you’d be surprised what you might find.

    1. Thank you so much for your thoughts! It’s great hearing what other people think about the things I write about. Comfortable and sustainable love does sound terribly nice! :) I need to make sure I don’t just get caught up in the “head over heels” expectation, since (as you said) that doesn’t always work long-term. I really appreciate your input, and I also really enjoyed your post that inspired this one! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment!

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