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Friday, February 12, 2010

Time and Experience

Two hearts meet. Collide. Quietly touch. Words are exchanged:

I love you.”

These three words may mean nothing...everything...or any number of infinite variants. Only with time and experience can their significance be divined.

Time and experience are indispensable to anyone trying desperately to understand the truth of words. Words come easy. They do...they
verily drip from the tongue.

I love you” she whispered in my ear.

Just before she disappeared.

Time and experience taught me that I was/am a fool.

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Blogger Kass said...

Fools in love, gently hold each other's hands forever
Fools in love, gently tear each other limb from limb.
(Fools In Love by Inara George)

Sat Feb 13, 07:06:00 AM  
Blogger Ponita in Real Life said...

I would rather hurt than feel nothing at all.

Love can take many forms.
She may have been truthful, just not meaning it in the way you wanted or needed.

Sat Feb 13, 07:10:00 AM  
Blogger secret agent woman said...

I love readily and alternate between berating myself for being a fool and being thankful that I am.

Sat Feb 13, 08:36:00 AM  
Blogger anna said...

I think a lot of us have been fools and continue to be fools.

I thought "Fools In Love" was by Joe Jackson. Either way, great song and I'm glad Kass mentioned it. I was planning on quoting it too, but a different verse:

Fools in love, are there any creatures more pathetic?
Fools in love, never knowing when they've lost the game

Sat Feb 13, 12:40:00 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Well, for what it's worth... Back in the day, a couple of decades ago, I said and did that very thing. I loved him deeply, but I knew I was too damaged then to give him what he needed,wanted, and deserved. I left...and he continues to be the love of my life, so far.

Sat Feb 13, 08:13:00 PM  
Blogger Cheesy said...

Thankfully the world suffers us fools gladly~

Sun Feb 14, 11:01:00 AM  
Blogger Woman in a Window said...

I'm not so sure, Jonas. There are so many variations of love. I can see in my life where there might have been a man or two who believed himself to be a fool with me, however, I loved him/them dearly. There is more than one type of love and so this imprints itself on every relationship. Perhaps you just loved each other differently. I don't think you a fool at all.


Wed Feb 17, 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger Jonas said...

You've all touched on various facets of love and foolishness. All correct in varying degrees.

And that's precisely the reason there are sooooo many songs, and poems and stories told of love and lovers and the mystery of it all...

Thu Feb 25, 10:32:00 PM  

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