Love Is Not A Fairytale

Our minds understand but our hearts still believe.

Charlene Fate
Dec 11, 2019 · 2 min read
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Love is passion. It’s a thrill. When love is fresh and new every touch, smile, and syllable uttered is inflamed with fervor.

Love is sweet. It’s a cuddle on the couch. A lingering kiss good-bye. A miss you text. A lone finger rubbing along smooth skin.

Love is kind. Small gestures that says I think of you often. Flowers. A card. A homemade meal.

Love is giving. Love is generous. Love is good. Love is safe. Love is joy.

“Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.”– Maya Angelou

In the fairytale love is always tested and prevails. Love hurts. Love slithers into the heart and mind, smothering rational thinking. Emotions and feelings dominate the heart and mind. Love takes over.

Love and lovers come and go. Leaving behind stained hearts. Some that we never wish to wipe away because it reminds us of the passion, the sweetness, and the kindness that we will always cherish.

Love is not a fairytale but it is magical and for that our hearts will always believe in love.

“Love is like an earthquake-unpredictable, a little scary, but when the hard part is over you realize how lucky you truly are.”-James Earl Jones

Image by Lutz Krüger from Pixabay

It works. No matter what happens in life love is something we crave. When it is right it is incredible. That’s why it stings so much when it is wrong. Love works. It satifies a natural need of belonging and connecting on the most intimate levels.

Love is healthy.

Love is romantic.

Love is beauty.

When we fall in love we see multiple layers of beauty. Love is peeling away the insecurities, revealing vulnerabilities and kissing the wounds. Love is healing.

“Love heals. Heals and liberates. I use the word love, not meaning sentimentality, but a condition so strong that it may be that which holds the stars in their heavenly positions and that which causes the blood to flow orderly in our veins.”-Maya Angelou

Love is magic.

This story is published in Romance Monsters, a new Medium publication that focuses on changing the way we look at romance by breaking the stigma and being real about love.

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