O Love

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My latest art project was a gift for someone very special. Love was once a four letter word to me: something I said to justify staying in a situation I should not have been in.  My entire life, I’ve had no idea
what it means to have a true partner. I’ve never been in a relationship where both sides have been on an equal plane –IMG_0032 mentally, emotionally, intellectually…and then I met someone, in  the most random way, at the most random time, and he revived the hopeless romantic in me that I thought had died.

I was done; I’d given up on the idea of ever making a real connection with anyone. I’d convinced myself that everyone in the world was shallow and stupid, and I was just different – an alien – someone who saw the world differently from everyone else. I’d convinced myself that I would never be able to find someone who saw the world the same way that I did, and that I was better off alone.  But I wanted so badly for someone to prove me wrong. I guess that should’ve been the first sign that my inner little hopeless romantic hadn’t died. My inner little cynic, however, had very little hope of ever being proven wrong.

But this one wonderful, kind, smart, funny, loving, handsome, amazing man managed to do it. “You’re not an alien baby,” he told me once, “you’re beautiful, and you’re brilliant, and I’m lucky to have you.”

So, I guess the lesson here is, I legitimately think that there’s someone out there for everyone: someone who thinks like you, is interested in the same things as you are, someone you can spend hours with and never have to feel like any action or conversation is forced; someone who can make your insides turn to mush with one look. That’s how a relationship should always feel when it’s right. Thank you, baby, for showing me what real love looks like. <3

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2 thoughts on “O Love”

  1. Sometimes in our lifetimes we meet people who challenge us to grow. We should nurture those relationships: as those will be the people that help build us up. We meet people who we are uncontrollably drawn to. We should pursue those people, they can make our hearts soar. We meet people who inspire us to brilliant plans and visions for the future, we should surround ourselves with these kinds of people so that we can dream magnificently. We meet all these people through our lives and are fortunate for each. How blessed then do I feel that I have met a woman who is all of these things to me and so much more. Thank you, for changing my whole perception of what an amazing love can be, and for showing me that there is good left in the world.

    With all my heart,

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