I saw this quote on a friend's facebook page and thought it was great. The mutual weirdness we call love is such a perfect way to describe the malady so many of us are afflicted with.
I make my business out of writing about love and how people fall in and out of it. And I can tell you that love can be totally weird at times. You'd think it would be easy. After all don't scientists say it's just a chemical reaction and we don't have much of a choice in the matter? Well I only have one thing to say to that...
Forgive my french. But while LOVE might begin as a chemical reaction (aka attraction), it certainly doesn't end with it. In fact, IMHO, love is much more than that.
Love isn't only physical, though that part of it can be A LOT of fun! :-) It's also mental and spiritual. And that's where the weirdness can really come in. I agree with Dr. Suess, it's when our weirdnesses click that attraction is kicked up a notch and can have the potential into turning into something more. Into something life changing. Into LOVE.
It may not always happen that way, of course, but most of us spend our whole lives--if we're honest with ourselves--looking for that love. For that special and intriguing weirdness that can make us one with another person.
I really didn't expect to find my soulmate (my perfect weirdness) in a man I'd known for most of my life. We went to school together, dated a bit after college, but then lost touch with each other while he was in the military. But then we saw each other again after several years and bamm!
Yes, it started with that heart thumping, lip nibbling attraction I write about. But then, to my utter delight it continued, morphing into friendship, respect and ultimately love. And every day we're together I count myself lucky that I, knowing just how weird my weirdness really is, actually found someone that fit so well with me.
So have you found your mutual weirdness with someone? If so, count yourself fortunate. Weirdness isn't as easy to come by as you might think. But if you haven't yet, don't give up. It's said there is someone out there for everyone.
I guess it's just a matter of making those weirdnesses match.
Until next time...
Follow Your Dreams