It’s that time of the year again..roses , chocolates ,gifts and the promise of loving each other.
I may argue why do people need a particular day to celebrate their love?..but on second thoughts why be a killjoy! We love those gifts and the flowers..another reason to receive them! No complaints..as long as we get them.
Love..so many kinds of them..so many shades of something that should be absolute.
We have the selfless love..the kind you only receive from your parents..blood thicker than water..along those lines. No bargains required. No questions asked. Just pure compassionate love. It’s so rare to find this with someone else..and if you do..well you definitely have the lady luck by your side..smiling ever so beautifully.
The unrequited love..the saga of getting friendzoned..watching your crush walk past you while you live with the hope of maybe..someday and the could have beens . Ouch! painful kind of love.
Forgotten love.. a chapter from the past you got over , buried the love you had ..but once in a while it pops up..recalled for a moment and then again you push it back .
Hate love..loved someone once and ended on a bad note? ..you could hate the person so much..and yet some part of you is still in love..why else would you be consumed with such a strong emotion . Apathy..that’s the word you need to look up . Hate-love..the wounding love..unless you let go.
Convenient love..as seen in some arranged marriages..good looking?..educated?..OK! alright come lets fall in love! You may tell me that’s not how things work..maybe..but it’s convenient love at first, before any other shade takes over..debatable.
Finally…the one true love..soul mate love..the feel good movie kind of love,the love you were destined to be with. as fabled and clichéd it may sound, everyone has their perfect match out there.It could come in any age ,any color ,any size ,any religion .This kind.. knows no barriers. If you can’t find them on the street, turn to the corners and if they are not there either check the rooftops..but never stop looking.
No matter the shade of love..if you have had a chance to experience the joy it brings then count yourself blessed.
Happy valentines day..