I'm nearly fifty years old. Ouch, that is hard to write. Anyway, you would think all my life experience would start to show itself with a little wisdom but it doesn't. The truth is I don't know anything. Mostly, I've got questions.
Once you learn to ride a bike, so they say, you never forget how. Is the same true for love? Once you have learned to love, can you ever forget it?
Can we all love? Don't we all want love? Do you need to see it in action to know what love is? If you've never seen it, can you learn it?
Can you demand love, make someone love you? Should you?
If you ask for love, your way, is it an insult? Is it settling to be content with what someone has to give when it isn't always enough? Do you withdraw your love? Can you bring it back?
Can you teach someone how to love you, in a way you recognize as love? Or do you have to learn to find the love in what they have to give?
Is there a right way to love and therefore a wrong way?
Does love make you sick? Does love make you a better person? Does that mean that love must be difficult in a character-building way?
Can everyone learn how to love, at any age, at any time? Does everyone have the capacity to love?
Can love survive without the light of expression because the lover can't or won't reciprocate?
Does love evaporate into the empty air and settle like dust on a life made desolate?
Valentine's Day blows.
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