I’m seeing all bloody red all around me. Am I having a heart attack? Or, just instance of “hearts attack”? Hahaha. Forgive my cheesiness, this is embarrassing already! Valentine’s Day will be arriving soon and I’m seeing multitudes of red, heart-shaped cut-outs in various sizes posted on windows and walls or hanging on tree branches and ceilings almost everywhere I go. Annoying even to see once again that cute little boy who seem to have no intention other than to annihilate everyone within eyesight with his deadly bow and arrow! A primitive weapon of ancient warfare; so effective and always a frequent choice by pure-hearted barbarians due to its capacity to torture an opponent by having to hit your opponent at least 5-10 times in the body to make sure he’s dead; at least 2 if you’re aiming for the eyes! To think, how a cute little fellow, barely pass infancy, be allowed to carry such a deadly weapon! That is insanely crazy ultra ironic, isn’t it? (Forgive yet again the overlapping superlatives) Yes! And so is love.
Crazier even is this quote I chanced to read earlier today:
“One seeks to make the loved one entirely HAPPY, or, if that cannot be, entirely WRETCHED” – Jean de la Bruyere
Now, that is one of the wittiest ways of putting the ambivalence of the mysterious emotion called love. When you have found your true love in your partner, you will be the happiest person in the world, no doubt. But like every relationship on earth, there will be times that you want to detach your partner’s head from their body simply because you really want to do it. But that is how love works; hence the reason why it is mysterious. When you are in love sometimes you are inspired to do things that conflict with rationality. Going all the way to another city or country even, to surprise your loved one, even if money, distance and other things stand in the way, or giving up a high-paid white-collar job to just be able to spend more time to cuddle with your partner, these things may not be feasible in many ways economically or otherwise. But love is not a friend of reason. It is precisely this irrationality that makes love the most mysterious emotion and marvelous experience. At the end of the day it will get to you – you want to put a smile on her face with a trinket you thought will look nice on her, or you bought home his favorite board game and some beers just to see the look on his face. So here’s my advice, if you wanna go crazy, go crazy in love! Now, just in case you don’t yet have any subject to express your love to, go crazy in love still, with yourself!
Happy Heart’s Month! I love Cupid; one day I got tired avoiding his barrages of arrows and eventually was hit (big time), and I’m crazy ever since!
How about you? Are you still running from Mr. Cutie Cupid? Tell you, his darn persistence is unequaled, he’ll get to you sooner or later. If I were you, better use your energy somewhere else worthwhile than running away from him! 😉
If ever he’s not minding you at all, disarm him of his weapon and shoot him with it instead!