“When you are in Love you can’t fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams.”
— Dr Seuss
Love is expressed by so many as one of the strongest emotion that is uplifting, energetic, vivacious, and exuberant. Writers give definition through all senses of the body. A body that is imperfect becoming perfectly alluring to a specific one for all days. When I read that a character is blind to the surrounding environment of the crowd and only has eyes for the longing love of the one or sharing the love is like a breath of fresh air and with each breath, love has given meaning to living, I know, I want to identify with that possibility that an emotion could be so mesmerizing, so compelling, that it’s what dreams are made of and can be earthbound reality. Maybe that is why fairy tales can be repeated over and over and each generation seems never to give up that it can happen. I think about the movies that have become box office hits; add love, and a sinking ship on her first and only voyage can draw the crowd, a southern belle that lies, cheats, and steals after the civil war touches our hearts that her mistreated love will return, or the horror of a vampire with a mortal and we want them to be together forever.
I remember crying over the family feud that put Romeo and Juliet in their graves, and wondering if this emotion is so strong and interminable, then, why were the emotions of jealousy, anger, and hatred of the families an influence that couldn’t be escaped. Today, divorce attorneys benefit from those same destructive influences when love has ceased to live and been placed in the grave. Many may suffer the consequences, and at times, explained that it was nothing personal, it just didn’t work out.
What didn’t work out if it were to be that truly and honestly binding, enticing, and enchanting attraction that was defined with the heart, the senses, and the endearing emotion called love?
I have no answers. It was suggested years ago in a song, “What the world needs now, is love, sweet love, not just for some, but for everyone.” So, maybe when the heart knows, I mean, truly understands the concept that love must be shared, given in a relationship, then I and others may have the answers.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
— Helen Keller
Love, an emotion that will continue to confuse, perplex, and even frustrate some, but will keep writers, dreamers, and childhood fairy tales alive and yearning to give definition that will offer hope to some that love; that passionate, profound, deeply penetrating emotion can be a reality.