Monday, June 14, 2010

Do you think it's impossible to fall out of love?

My friend found this quote and shared it with me. I don't really know that I believe it or not, but wanted to write a post about it b/c it got me thinking. I'd like to think that I was in love once, but maybe it wasn't love b/c it didn't last. In some way, I don't want to believe that's true b/c at the time, I thought that it was love and if it wasn't, then what was it? Was all that time truly wasted on something that wasn't love? Here is the quote:

"It is impossible to fall out of love. Love is such a powerful emotion, that once it envelops you it does not depart. True love is eternal. If you think that you were once in love, but fell out of it, then it wasn't love you were in. There are no 'exit' signs in love, there is only an 'on' ramp."

I'm on an online dating site right now, but it's just kind of a way to put myself out there. I'm not really looking for a relationship or to date. I want to take this time to work more on myself and gain back my independence that I value so much. The life that I'm starting here in Austin is helping me get there, but sometimes I just have to keep reminding myself that it's OK to take time to work on me and just be single. Another reminder to myself is that I hope to find the true love that I deserve and not settle for something less. It will happen when I'm ready for it and the timing is just right. I know it will take a lot for me to open up my heart again, but I have faith that with the right person, I will be able to do it.


Rachel said...

Right on.

mdog said...

i think that love, in all forms, is bigger and more complex than quotes and platitudes.

woot independence!

joybird said...

mdog, I like your way of thinking! Maybe you don't fall out of love, but it just shifts into a different form until you find that right love? Who knows, I'm speaking gibberish!

mdog said...

yea, i just get sort of angry when people make very definitive statements on love that don't even necessarily make any sense, especially if they make people feel weird or bad for no reason. love is simply complicated. i don't love my family, friends, boys, or God in the same kind of ways. it's not All Eros, All The Time; it's also not All or Nothing all the time either, and i think people forget that. so i think your shifting theory is perfectly reasonable.

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