Tuesday, March 3, 2009

How Long Does Love Wait

Recently I saw the movie, Slumdog Millionaire. At the end of the movie the guy gets the girl he has waited over a decade to be with. I left the movie with a tear or two because it reminded me of a love lost, but one that still holds the keys to my heart.

It made me wonder if true love really does return in its own time. Obviously, not every love story ends this way. Perhaps you have loved, lost, and moved on to another love that is just as special. But what about those who want to hold on, knowing and believing that they have met their soul-mate? Do you wait, date in between the years, move on but keep your options open just in case?

What really sucks is that it’s not that the love isn’t real or not returned but that outside situations get in the way. Situations like what your family thinks, or maybe you are of two different races, religions, cultures, or classes. Sometimes peoples’ desire of financial security take over and love takes a back sit, like in the movie.

However, I suppose what is meant to be will be and what is not meant to be will not be. Not knowing the outcome is the hard part. Not knowing but learning to move on regardless of whether or not love returns is a challenge. Not knowing while learning to love self is the best you can do for your life.

How long does love wait? A month? A year? Three years? Seven? Maybe getting back with your love will require you to wait a lot longer than you could’ve ever imagined. If it’s meant to be then it will be no matter the time in between or the relationships you enter and leave in the meantime.

Finding the love of your life is a joyous occasion. It’s like coming home. Nothing compares to the connection, understanding, and aliveness that swells up within you during this experience. What a feeling!

When and if love should return it will be right. It will be nice. It will be destiny.

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