When you read the title, what comes to you mind? Is it the image of a fairytale? Of a beauty dancing with her beast? Isn’t it magical? Imagining such true and pure love to exist out there somewhere? Doesn’t it give you hope for tomorrow? Hope for a better life?
Falling in love is like being hit by a ball. It comes out of nowhere and snatches the ground underneath your feet. It makes you feel dizzy, like you are in some other world. And it stays like that for sometime, that is until reality sets in and leaves pain in its wake…
But it’s not true in all cases. The examples of true love all over the world are many, but there are only few who can stick to it. Being in love with someone is not just saying you do and buying them gifts and hugging and kissing them. It’s much more than that.
Being there for them in their hardest times, staying with them after hearing their darkest secrets, supporting their choices, yet explaining to them things for their own good. Just being a pillar of strength. That’s all.
Being loyal and honest. These are two very small words, but their meaning has the power to take a relationship in a whole different direction. When I was around 7 years old, I used to think why would anyone ever need a reason to lie? Why would anyone refrain themselves from telling the truth? My path from them to now has made me realise that you can’t stay in this world with such naive thoughts. You have to lie if you never want to get hurt or hurt someone else. Now that I am almost turning 17, I have realised this should still hold true! There is no such thing as lying to someone for their own good. They will eventually find out! So why bother to hide something that will sooner or later inflict pain?
Being loyal requires great will power and this energy comes depending on how much you love that one person you want to be loyal for. It depends on you being ready to sacrifice everything if it would help them. It is really asking a lot from you, but I can guarantee that even in the absence of those things, if you have given up a lot for that one person, in your time of need, only they would be standing with you you.
Why is it that people have ceased to believe in the presence of fairy tales? Why do they believe that those only exist in books and movies for young girls? I mean obviously there won’t be a guy riding in a horse to fetch you from a castle, because , come one, not all of us are that rich(if some of you are then, you are in even more luck!) But when he comes to fetch you from your office, to surprise you, or she cooks your favourite dish, when he calls on a bad day, or when she puts in the effort to look good while you go out, these are all the things that fill up the pages of your book, which in the end becomes a fairytale. All these emotions and actions rise out due to the love.
You can find it. I’m sure of it. When you look into that person’s eyes and you find home. When you see that smile and realise you could and would do for anything for it to stay there. When you hear them laugh and know that it is the sweetest and harmonious sound you have and will ever hear. When you see those tears spoiling the art that is their face, you know you would do anything for it to disappear. When you see them when they are ill , and worry yourself sick. Then you know it’s love! If these are not the moments you find beautiful, and transcendent, what is?
Ross and Rachel, Harry and Sally, Augustus and Hazel, Damon and Elena, Chandler and Monica, Barack and Michelle Obama….. These people are an epitome of love and of magic. Never let that magic go!
Fight for the fairytale. It does exist!