In Another Life
"LOVE is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning." - Unknown
It's been said that we really only fall in love with three people in our life time and that we NEED each of these love for a different reason.
Often our FIRST is when we are young - the IDEALISTIC LOVE. The one that seems like a fairy tales we read as children. The love that looks right. The love that gives us butterflies - excitements and anxieties at the same time.
The SECOND is the one we never see coming - the GREATEST LOVE. The one that usually looks all wrong for us and that destroys any lingering ideals we clung to about what love is supposed to be. This is the love that comes so easy it doesn't seem possible. It's the kind where the connection can't be explained and knocks us off our feet because we never planned for it.
This is the love where we come together with someone and it just fits-there aren't any ideal expectations about how each person should be acting, nor is there pressure to become someone other than we are.
We are just simply accepted for who we are already-and it shakes to our core.
It isn't what we envisioned our love would look like, nor does it abide by the rules that we had hoped to play it safe by. But still it shatters our preconceived notions and shows us that love doesn't have to be how we thought in order to be true.
This is the love that keeps knocking on our door regardless of how long it takes us to answer.
It's the love that just feels right and will last a lifetime.
And probably if we are lucky we got to meet the THIRD - the SELFLESS. The love that makes us feels guilty. The love that will give until there is nothing left and even we cannot reciprocate. The love that is patient and content.
IN ANOTHER LIFE, Leni Robredo got to experience these three kinds of LOVE. ❤️