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Monday, March 21, 2011

The Falling of Love

Sometimes in life love seems so strong, that there is no way we can imagine ever seeing it fall apart. Then things change, time passes and intentions fail. Before you know it, that which was once strong and new is weak and falling.

I experienced this over the weekend. The sign I have in my apartment, made up of the letters "L-O-V-E," kept falling down. It had been happening before, but I somehow managed to get the sticky part to stick again. Now however, I had lost the "L,O, & E" so all that was left was the V. That's when it hit me. Though I could restick the letters temporarily, they kept falling faster each time, and more frequently... if I wanted a different result I had to try something new. So I did. I went to the store and got new adhesives and replaced the old ones. Simple. And it worked.  The thing is... It's up to us to pick up the pieces and find a new way to make them stick, rather than to keep trying what isn't working anymore.  I don't know why it took me so long to just do what now seems so obvious.  Maybe because it was easier to just re-stick the letters real quick... Maybe because I didn't care enough to go and get something new... Or maybe because I thought that love isn't supposed to fall apart.

That's something I've learned more and more lately... often, it is only our old beliefs that keep us from new opportunities, or from making old ones last. We are so determined to keep trying to restick our love together over and over regardless of how many times we watch it fall, rather than take a new approach with something that works.  Things sometimes lose their stickiness, but if we care enough to do what it takes to make them stay put, and can simply try something different... we'll never have to lose hope when we see love fall apart.

Today's Silver Lining

"Say you gotta put the good with the bad, happy and the sad, So will u bring a better future than I had in the past, Oh Cause, I don't wanna make the same mistakes I did, I don't wanna fall back on my face again, Whoa, whoa, I'll admit it, I was scared to answer love's call, Whoa, whoa, and if it hits better make it worth the fall, (When it comes around), Sometimes love comes around, (Love comes around)
And it knocks you down, Just get back up, When it knocks you down."

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