6 May 2016
Love is the singular most powerful force in the universe. Gravity might keep the earth at the centre, but love is the one that pulls it all together. History, both imagined and real, has many examples detailing the power of love in the world. The love of, the lack of love, the love for, the love scorned, the love betrayed; if you look closely at any occurrence in the world, love would have a special place within it.
Love is the butter with which we enjoy the bread of relationships. The yin to its yang, the sugar to its tea, the cream to its coffee. A relationship might survive devoid of it, but cannot be enjoyed without it.
Falling in love is more than just sinking feet first into the ocean, it is surfing on the surface with your eyes closed, oblivious of how far into the sea the waves will carry you.
A relationship typically begins with love. The moment the one sees the other and instantly falls in love is the stuff of romantic tales of all ages and generations. Romeo saw Juliet and immediately fell in love; a quick, brief romance that blossomed and died as brightly and suddenly as a candle at the end of its wick. But true, heartfelt and genuine love nonetheless.
The other kind of relationships that don’t begin with love, sometimes grow into it, and that can be the most precious way of all. Learning to trust, commit to and love your partner. Realizing at some point midway into your relationship that you are head over heels, butterfly fluttering, pit-in-the-stomach fallen in love and basking in the euphoria that it brings forth.
True love has a glow: a happy, shiny like the sun kind of shine. It leaves a warm sensation in your cheeks, that familiar skipping of the heart, palm sweating and knee buckling.
Falling in love is an art. One as spontaneous and beautiful and precise as all art works tend to be. It pulls you in and doesn’t let you go and the truth is, you wouldn’t even want it to.
Author: Aderonke Adeleke
Writer. Music lover. Movie junkie. Social Media Enthusiast. Aspiring dancer. Aspiring photographer. Social Introvert.