Love makes you high. Love, ironically, also knocks you down.
Remember that very first time you actually admitted that, indeed, you have fallen for this person? From the awkward glances to dreamy gazes. From the sweet anticipation of your next meeting to imagining what your future together would look like. From those random talks to late night conversations.
The beauty of beginnings.
It was 4 a.m. and both of you seemed to never run out of topics to talk about. Even the simplest and smallest fact that you came to discover day by day made you appreciate this person. The more you get to know each other, the more your curiosity of how life would turn out with them grows. With every word said and every gesture made, you heart fluttered and you silently believed that this might be it.
This might be it.
But as time passes and the emotions calm down, you begin to see your person as a whole – yes, even the not so desirable things that you never noticed he possessed. You see, when a relationship is new, people tend to see what they want to see in each other. All the good things, perhaps, seem to overpower the dark side of the person. Does it mean that you become blinded? No. Does the good eliminate the bad? Still, no. The truth is, from the start, you knew that your person was not perfect. You knew it, deep down. Yet you decided to love them. To stand with your decision to love is a choice.
But love doesn’t come easy.
As the relationship grows, the spark may disappear. The dreamy gazes turn into emotionless stares. The anticipation of your future together turns to the fear that your relationship may not thrive for another day. Talking seems to be too much of a chore.
You become too familiar with the person that you fail to appreciate the fact that you are still with the person you once only prayed to be with.
You fail to recognize those words and gestures that meant the world to you before.
Love fades, like all the other emotions.
And when love fades, it doesn’t mean that you should fade away from your person too.
Should you try harder? Stay? Or just let go?
Remember that very first time you actually admitted that, indeed, you had fallen for your person.
Now, with that special person in mind, you know the answer to your question.
From the start, you knew that your person was not perfect.
To stand with the decision to love is your choice.