Life is the strangest thing, but love is even stranger. You have heard all of the stories about love at first sight. Two people just bump into each other and sparks fly. Have you ever wondered what causes that to happen?
Psychologists chalk it up to body language, voice tone and word placement. Rutgers University’s Helen Fisher thinks that it has something to do with complex chemical reactions. Believers swear by destiny and occultists weave love spells. l’amour est étrange!
I don’t know how it works or why, but I know that when it comes on, it comes on like storm. It is unexpected and it is powerful. It moves fast and it spreads like wild fire. There are subtle warnings just before it happens, like the smells and sensations just before the beginning of a rain storm.
The wind blows and the sky grows dark. Fear and uncertainty arise within you. You run for cover, looking for shelter from the rain. You put up walls to protect yourself. You tell yourself, “I will never get wet again!” But then it starts to rain and you find yourself unable to look away. The rain is so beautiful. Its weight envelops you. The sound of it comforts you.
Then you realize the expressions on her face and you are filled with joy. You long to be with her. You ache to see what it is like to witness the light of morning cast across her face. You crave the moment that she says, “I love you”. She has not said it yet. She is too busy hiding from the storm right now. She is reading today’s horoscope and hoping that it will give her some direction.
You wonder if she is thinking about you. Could she be? Could you really be that lucky in love or is it just your mind playing tricks on you? Could this wonderful person that just twisted your world be holding you in her heart the same way that you are holding her in yours?
You think about all that she is and all that you know that she can be. She is beauty and hope. She is the part of you that has been missing for so long. You haven’t only just met her; you’ve known her your whole life. She has always been there.
The storm will eventually fade. The rain will eventually pass and when the clouds clear the sun will shine through. The earth will awaken and the flowers will bloom. Everything that breathes will reach for the sun; that beautiful and radiant sun that fills everything with warmth.