Sunday, August 20, 2006

I concur.

Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it?

It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses, you build up a whole suit of armour, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life... you give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should just be friends' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain.

I hate love.

Neil Gaiman


Blogger Kenny said...

I don't disagree, though maybe it is slightly more accurate to apply those words to romance rather than love. Love is a beautiful thing. It makes the world go round!

Like flies to a light, so like men to romance... It is certain death, but when one sees it, one can't really choose otherwise.

Sigh, I empathise!

Thu Aug 24, 12:04:00 am 2006  
Blogger jfrancello said...

what you hate is unrequited love. Love, when given and returned, is the most wonderful relationship between two people. It is a gift given by God to those he loves. To open your heart to someone who always has your best interests foremost in their mind frees your mind and soul. you are safe and secure and can express yourself in life with a confidence not felt by someone without love. I agree, that unrequited love is a sorrowful pain.

Wed Jul 30, 06:56:00 am 2008  

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