“Nobody said it was easy.
It’s such a shame for us to part.
Nobody said it was easy.
No one ever said it would be this hard.
Oh, take me back to the start.”
Sometimes I think we stumble upon things we are supposed to see, that we open up a page of a book, or hear that certain song on shuffle, that speaks to the truths we are struggling to identify. They push our buttons, fill in words for our unspeakable emotions, and help us feel things we may be trying to avoid. synchronicity and fate are what we make of them, but if we pay close enough attention, I do think that the answers we seek – or the confirmations of what burns inside of us – are there for the taking. and, I have always been a believer in the healing powers of a good cry.
Life is short, and I wonder if we ever truly consider the effect we have on those we love. That our choices matter, that what we say – and do not say – count. That finding another soul in the world who makes sense to us and who believes in the possibility of love – is rare. If we spend all of our time waiting for that ever elusive something to be perfect – or to make sense – in regards to who we love, are we not risking the chance of never finding out what it is to truly love? By simply not taking the risk, do we not change the other person completely, and change ourselves, in our hesitation? Is it only at the moment that it is too late that we realize who it is we are really meant to be with?
I know there are always lists of reasons, and justifications, to not grab hold of love when you find it. But, are those not just excuses built out of loneliness and fear? In the end will it be worth what you give up in deciding that love is impossible? If you let go, and never go back, what will the extent of the damage truly be? Will we lose the opportunity to tell someone we love them? Why should we do without it? Why does impossible have to be such an acceptable thing, when we all know deep down that nothing is truly impossible? Improbable, maybe. Full of obstacles and road blocks, sure. But, is not love one of the few things worth conquering anything for?
The Scientist :: Johnette Napolitano and Danny Lohner, featuring a scene from the film Wicker Park
The Scientist :: Coldplay, featuring scenes from the film Wicker Park