We all have the potential to fall in love a thousand times in our lifetime. It’s easy. But there are certain people you love who do something else; they define how you classify what love is supposed to feel like. These are the most important people in your life, and you’ll meet maybe four or five of these people over the span of 80 years. But there’s still one more tier to all this; there is always one person you love who becomes that definition. It usually happens retrospectively, but it always happens eventually. This is the person who unknowingly sets the template for what you will always love about other people […] But that person still wins. They win, and you lose. Because for the rest of your life, they will control how you feel about everyone else. — Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story
I read this quote many years ago, and come back to it annually. Wondering if someone, during the span of a year, managed to redefine what love is to me. I’ve been very blessed to have love and and been loved. And above all, having people to define what love is.
Love is love; but the type of love differs. I’m blessed to have experienced different types of love. And through so many years, it’s is still V that defines it and E that adds to the definition. I know it’s not right for someone to define what love is, but it’s very hard when your heart has made the decision.
Still, my heart is full and I am very blessed.
Ps: people that make you write poetry (!!)