Archive for October, 2003
Love is Like a Butterfly
Posted on: 23rd of October 2003 | Under: Life & Love
“Love is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it eludes you. But if you just sit and let it fly, it will come to you when you least expect it.”
That quote has definitely been over used.

I for one have heard it much too many times. Several times have I found that saying attatched to one of those heart-warmer forwards about love in my inbox. I’ve received that as text message forwards on my phone. I’ve heard friends advice other friends, dictating the same point. Ahh yes, it’s one of those typical phrases that you read, but don’t really give meaning to.

I used to look at the quote that way, but after much thought and realization, I’ve come to understand the truth that it really speaks of.

For a girl who loves being pampered and cared for, it’s normal to seek and crave for love.

A few years back, I was a person who hated being alone. I hated the feeling of having no one to turn to. The feeling of having no one “special” who cared for me. I hated going to parties and seeing couples holding hands or dancing to melow music in the middle of the dance floor. I hated having to go to family reunions where my aunts would always ask the dreaded “why don’t you have a boyfriend?” question.

I hated it all, so I craved to find love. I searched. I looked for someone, hoping to start a spark that would grow into something special. I was persistent. So determined that I’d find that desired feeling if I looked hard enough. I was proven wrong though. Each time I sought, I failed. Each time I looked, I got hurt. Each time I tried, I’d always just end up achingly bleeding in hurt and disappointment.

In hopes of clearing my mind, I took some time off. With optimism, I knew love would come at the right time. I went on with my life, not worrying about having no one special to call my own. I learned to be happy and contented with being alone. For months, I just sat and waited patiently.

I wasn’t even looking when all of a sudden it came knocking at my door, surprising me when I least expected it. Without any effort and with my being patient, love amazingly found its way to me. Truly wonderful, I must say. The wait was long, but it was well worth it.

I had been optimistic that the right time would come, and now I’m overjoyed because it happened. Yes, the right time finally arrived. The love is surely more than I even hoped and dreamed of. I was contented being alone, but now I’m happy to say that I’m even way beyond contented.

Love is indeed like a butterfly… it will come to you when you least expect it. I know because I stood witness to it happening for myself. ^_^;;