I wanted to make this a story, but it’s really not. I got it from a Korean movie I saw on youtube. It just got me thinking about things that well, have always been present in our lives. Love. It’s always been there. We just somehow failed to notice it every time it makes itself conspicuous. And like every failure, we fail to cherish it when it’s there. Like how people are in our life. We only notice how valuable they really are, until they’re gone.
Love doesn’t guarantee happy endings. Most of the time, it makes us cry. It makes us realize what pain is, what it feels like and how it can turn into resentment. Sometimes though, on the bright side, it introduces us to happiness, to self-realization and to fulfilment. Little things make us smile. It gives us a reason to smile when we’re down, to wake up when we no longer want to live and to laugh despite our anger. It’s like your own personal medicine, except you don’t need to take it because it has always been with you. From the day you were born and probably, until the day you part with this world. It’s that magical feeling that makes your parents talk funny when you were young, and that makes you respond with that adorable carefree smile bringing sunshine every time.
It’s not always happy, of course. It’s not always smiles and laughter and whatnot. It’s not always rainbows in the sky and butterflies. But at some point, you must be proud to have felt it. Because at most, love makes us realize the darker side of life. It’s hurt and losses. Like taking a bullet for example, it’s not being shot is the problem, it’s the aftermath of it. The bills, the operation, the uncertainty of survival and maybe, even a lifetime of being maimed if worse comes to worst. In spite of that, you loved and felt loved. That’s more than enough to be thankful for.
In some way, I guess this is a love letter. A love letter to those who have been scared to fall in love, to be madly in love and to simply just love. It’s normal to be scared, to be frightened and to ignore it. It’s perfectly fine. But don’t forget that in every decision you make, there’s always a consequence waiting in line. You may not know it yet, but love can make you crazy. It can drive you mad. Mental, even. Yet it’s so magical that people would understand. They would accept you, love you in return and be with you along the way. Of course, it’s not always gonna be a two-way street. Sometimes, you stumble upon a road that only says one-way. Even so, at least you can tell yourself that you tried. It’s not always that someone is brave enough to delve into the unknown. And love. Well, love is the most elusive of all. So, be courageous. Take a chance. Your future is yours anyway. It’s now or never.