In the spirit of the holiday season…
“What can be worse than the total agony of being in love?”As spoken by an eleven year old from a line in the film, Love Actually. If you pause for one second and think about it, isn’t love the absolute worst thing ever? I mean it is sheer torture yet it is vital and what we all live for ultimately. Some say it’s not Love but Sex that we do all the work for i.e. Sigmund Freud, but I don’t think he had that one quite figured out.
The absence of love can create the most distressing feelings inside. Sadness, loneliness, the shallow feeling of hating the couple walking hand in hand in front of you on the street. What a nightmare. Yet when in love that couple barely exists for the focus is not on them, but on your own hand in that of your loved ones. Total nonsense I think, turns us into absolute jerks doesn’t it?What is it about love that can have you raging in anger and reeling from joy in the matter of minutes? How is it that we, seemingly rational human beings allow ourselves such beastly behavior? I know its chemical and I know we can’t help it, but why do we put ourselves through it time and again?
Why do we let love in, and then let it ravage us so completely often leaving us in tatters and destroyed? Then as time passes we consciously (or not) do it all over again, risking the same awful result? As adults are we not to learn from our mistakes and not repeat them. When we touch the super hot radiator, don’t we actively avoid it so as not to burn again?
What makes love different? I want to know what you think. I am clearly at a loss because I am responsible for the horrid behavior I speak of. Please share your thoughts with me. Maybe together we can solve this Love thing once and for all? Highly unlikely but worth a shot, no?
” Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.”
Ever since I first wrote this signature post for my blog I have had the pleasure of learning so much more and meeting so many new people through my blog and social media. So I wanted to repost it for those new and wonderful people that have become so supportive of my writing. Thanks guys, you know who you are.
Who Knew? by Veronica Romm
Who knew knowledge could be sorrow?
Who knew our rights could be stripped away?
Who knew laws could never govern?
Who knew leaders could get lost?
Who knew identities could be stolen?
Who knew faces could be altered?
Who knew science could betray us?
Who knew history could be ignored?
Who knew evil could be taught?
Who knew heroes could be villains?
Who knew our neighbors could be saints?
Who knew sinners could be teachers?
Who knew clothes could make the man?
Who knew possessions could be priceless?
Who knew wealth could be so hungry?
Who knew money could buy power?
Who knew fame could be an illness?
Who knew words could soon be censored?
Who knew hate could turn to love?
Who knew our bodies could betray us?
Who knew hearts could really break?
Who knew laughter could be medicine?
Who knew our children could be cruel?
Who knew man could choose a bomb?
Who knew mothers could kill their babies?
Who knew sisters could be strangers?
Who knew our sons could die at war?
Who knew pain could be a business?
Who knew pleasure could lead to death?
Who knew friends could turn against us?
Who knew memories could fade so quickly?
Who knew lovers could be untrue?
Who knew time could heal all wounds?
Who knew questions could be left unanswered?
Copyright ©2007 Veronica Romm
The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best – and therefore never scrutinize or question.
~ Stephen Jay Gould
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. ~ Thomas Jefferson
A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. ~ James Thurber
Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers. ~Voltaire
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom. ~Francis Bacon
It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry. ~Thomas Paine
To be or not to be that is the question. Whether it is nobler in the mind to suffer the stings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or take up arms against a sea of troubles, and by opposing them, end them. Hamlet~ William Shakespeare