Day 2: Love Doesn't Work The Way I Thought


I was talking with my Aussie friend, Nicole, today, when I realized that love doesn't work the way I thought. I used to believed in true love. That one person will find his/her partner to settle down happily ever after. Build a family, grow old together, as seen on Disney movies.

But love is not that simple. We need to experience a lot of opportunities and rejection. We might find our crush often, but then they don't have mutual feeling as we do. They have a feeling towards someone else, who has a feeling towards someone other else.

On the other hand, we refuse or at least ignore people who like us, but don't attract us. Even if they already confessed their feeling, he/she is not what we are looking for. Isn't life unfair?

So we stuck in the circle or condemned cupid arrow. Our feeling is just a one way signal, no feedback received. I've been there so many times before. But I was too focused on how many people that rejected me. And I forget the numbers of people who want me to be theirs.

We tend to be with someone we like that is one galaxy away, rather than to be with someone who already next to us saying they love us. Probably we think that our admirers will always be there and it is too easy if we want to reach them back. But our lovers are challenging.

Then here's the question: why don't we just fancy a person who coincidentally fancy us? We just flirt the one who has mutual feeling? We only fall in love once, with the person who is our destiny, til the end of time? Wouldn't it be beautiful, fair, just, and no one's hurted?

But again, that's not how love works. So how? I don't know yet.

One thing for sure, it is important to keep everyting in a balanced situation. Either to chase your love or accept your admirer. We may seek something further but keep in mind you have to be grateful for having someone who likes you.

- Grand Indonesia, January 10

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