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Love Hard

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To love hard is to love fiercely.
To love hard is to throw out the rule books that give timelines, precursors, and standards.
To love hard is to jump in with both feet.
Loving hard is knowing that true, unconditional love is rare, and may only be touched once in a lifetime…if that.
To love hard is to throw away all the padding, all the barriers, all the railings and safety vests; it’s giving someone a ladder so they can climb over your walls, and it’s giving them a knife while you also give them your back.
To love hard is to give your all to someone. It’s to fall and trust that they will be there to catch you before you smack that pavement.

And loving hard is the only way to love–because if you don’t give it your all, then what’s the point?

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Pain happens when you care. So, you may be thinking, Okay, then I just won’t care. Problem solved. And while it may work for awhile, that’s just not the way to live life. I’m not going to lie: I’ve thought that too. I tried so hard to just stop feeling everything. All my relationships withered away and the few I did have were so superficial they could’ve blown away in the wind. On a few occasions, I let myself slip, fell for someone, and only would up with exactly what I was trying to avoid–pain. And all the while this was happening, I was thinking It’s not worth it. I don’t understand why people do this–it’s just, not, worth it. 

Then that was it.

But I was young. I was taking a vow never to care, and making a big decision with very little information. I was missing something and I didn’t know it, because I hadn’t yet experienced anything like I have now. I hadn’t yet experienced the pierce of Cupid’s arrow, nor this thing called Love.

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But I have now.
I’ve felt the pierce of Cupid’s arrow, and I’ve not only touched this thing called Love–I’ve been hit by it so hard I’ve tasted my own blood. And now I know. Now, I get it. Now I understand why everyone does it–why they allow themselves to fall so hard, knowing there’s a possibility they might not get back up. It’s because once you find someone who’s able to make you feel things you’ve never felt, you do everything you can to hold onto them. As you’re falling, you still know there’s that possibility they might not catch you; and you know the pain is inevitable either way, but you let yourself fall because it’s suddenly all worth it.

I–the boy who pledged to never care–can’t stop falling. Will there be pain? Yes. Pain happens when you care, and I care so much. But will I hit the ground? I know I’ve got her. I just hope she has me.

With Destinee, I love fiercely.
I’ve thrown out the rule books that give timelines, precursors, and standards.
I’ve jumped in with both feet.
I’ve realized that true, unconditional love is rare, and may only be touched once in a lifetime…if that.
With Destinee, I’ve thrown away all the padding, all the barriers, all the railings and safety vests; I’ve given her a ladder so she can climb over my walls, and I’ve given her a knife while also lending her my back.
I give my all. I’ve fallen, and trust she will be there to catch me before I smack the pavement.

Loving hard is the only way to love–because if you don’t give it your all, then what’s the point?

❤ ILoveYouDestinee ❤


Also, I want to say thanks to all my followers who’ve been tagging along this whole blogging journey of mine–it’s been quite the experience. And thanks to each of you for continuing to write such helpful posts. 🙂

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