So back in January I decided this was going to be the year when I become a writer in the sense of I was going to be a person who writes rather than being a write in the sense of being someone who gets cranky at his day.
So I arbitrarily picked Thursday as the day I do this thing that I now do. If I’d been a little smart about it, I would have picked another day, because this year Valentines Day falls on a Thursday.
There’s some unwritten rule that if you publish on Valentines Day you’re contractually obligated to talk about it. You have to either go hard core mushy or launch a full attack on the holiday and everything it stands for. There is no middle ground.
I guess that means I have to bring the mush, since people who actively hate Valentines Day are as soulless as people who don’t like Gangnam Style (seriously how can you not like that video, it’s 4 minutes of watching a guy be really happy).
I don’t know much about love on the whole. But I know a lot about it in my own life. I know how much it’s changed it; how much it’s changed me. And I know how it changes over time.
Love-life two days: Love is young. Love is shy. Love is quick glances and a warm feeling whenever you think of them.
Love-life six months: Love is exciting. Love is fresh. Love is new. Love is still uncertain, but thoughts of the future and the possibilities it holds make your soul fly.
Love-life 1 year: Love is your support. When the world is scary (which is all of the time) love is what turns the light on, hands your soul some cocoa and tell you it’ll all be fine. Love never lies.
Love-life 2 years: Love is commitment. There is no getting away from love, there is only the realization that you don’t want to.
Love-life 4 years: Love is what gets you out of bed in the morning. Both with a desire to make the world a better place for the one you love and because they are jabbing you with their elbow to go turn off you
Love-life 6 years: Love is learning. Love is accepting those things that would threaten love and turning them into the things that make love stronger. Love is learning to sleep through another person’s alarm clock.
Love-life 8 years: Love is growth. It’s trying new things, things that you’re scared to do, but that you know you need to do and it’s OK, because you’re doing them together.
Love-life 10 years: Love is amazing. Love is still feeling stronger now than you ever had before. Love is a constant desire to be a better person, because someone else deserves that much. Love is the single greatest thing in your life.
Love-life more than that: I don’t know yet. But I’m excited to find out.
Thanks for the best 1/3 of my life baby.
I love you.