This may sound odd, but:
Do I make you happy when I simply smile?
(Interjection: I just remembered that I haven’t seen the Aqua Teen Hunger Force movie yet. Wow.)
Loving someone should never be complicated, yet it seems that it is nothing but.
(CAVEAT: This is in no way a reflection on anything currently happening in my life; I am merely thinking “aloud,” as it were.)
I always imagined that love was meant to be simple. We human beings are just grand fuck-ups.
We have a knack for taking the pure and simple and turning it into something vile and convoluted.
Part of me believes its because of our particular society. Most of us aren’t really taught to be selfless when we’re young; we learn that the individual holds precedence over all else. And when we fall in love, its difficult to lose that mentality. Love requires a certain amount of sacrifice, and grudges should never be involved. Love needs two people to love each other as much as they care for themselves.
Again, loving someone should never be complicated.
Love can turn us into monsters, possessive and unrelenting. It can turn the most mild-mannered person into a raving maniac. But I don’t know if its really love then, if we behave in this way. We usually end up hurting the very person we claim to love.
I’ve heard it said that you only hurt those you love. I suppose its true. There is no reason to lash out at perfect strangers, and loved ones are always around. And in the back of your mind you know that they love you, and will always love you, no matter what you do. And because they love you, they hurt for you, almost as much as you might be hurting inside.
Love requires growth. It needs to be nurtured to achieve its full capacity.
I am learning to love. I think we all are.
I am in love right now, and there is so much to learn. So far its been easy because we are very much alike. Perhaps even too easy. :]
But I digress. I’ll do myself a favor and not overanalyze things. I had a tendency to do that not too long ago.
For now I’m content with letting things be. Because things are oh-so-wonderful right now.