I saw a movie last weekend. One of those romantic comedies you curl up in bed with on a lazy Sunday morning with a coffee mug and comfort food in tow. It had been a long week, after all. Amidst all the laughing, crying and rooting for my favourite characters, and not to forget some really fine piece of happy dancing, I came across something really beautiful. One of those things that dawn upon you like a revelation while you feel the world has paused for a bit. A pause in which you can almost hear yourself breathe and your heart pound against your chest. They were quite simple words, really, nothing significant about them in a literary manner. Yet, they gave a deeper meaning to something I think I’ve known all along. It goes something like – “You like because…..but, you love despite.”
How true. You like someone because of various reasons. Their eyes, smile, nature, the way they talk to you, the list can go on and on. Yet, you love them despite all their shortcomings, human frailties, their own peculiar antics that may annoy you to hell. Their habits that might have you running for the hills. Still, in spite of so many “oh heavens no!”, you can’t help but love the person. All of him. Despite everything.
I believe it’s a wonderful thing indeed. Don’t you?