Saturday, May 22, 2010
I like to think of myself as a romantic. I'm a sucker for poetry, sappy ballads and a good love story. I believe in 'happily ever after'. Tend to romanticize people, situations and memories more than I should sometimes. I believe in chivalry and treating a woman like a lady, although I've never viewed women as the weaker sex.
I see beauty in everything around me.
But I'm also a realist. I don't believe in love at first sight; if anything it equates more to physical attraction. I won't say love at first sight isn't possible, just not probable. I don't subscribe to conventional views of soulmates; it's hard to believe that in a world full of millions of possible partners we all have just ONE person we're meant to be with. I do believe in happily ever after, but not as exists in storybooks and movies. Happily ever after takes work and doesn't always come easily; but it's working through the ups and downs that makes a loving relationship truly rewarding.
So here's the internal battle I'm fighting. Is it possible for these two sides to exist without one taking over the other? Can eyes that colour the world with romantic idealism still see it realistically? Am I just overanalyzing this?