Love Doesn’t Have to Work Like That

I’m not sure exactly where human beings started putting restraints on romantic love… well, I guess they always have… even in parental love, the “bad ones” sometimes have conditions for their love…

So, why can’t we, the “good lovers” just think about romantic love the same way we do parental love?

As in, our love for our child/children only grows with the addition of another child… there are no limits to how many of our own children we can love… so why put this limit on other types of love?

Well, really we don’t… we only put those restrictions on one type… romantic love.

How many best friends do you have? If you are like me, you have a few people in your life who keep you grounded… and they are all your “best” friends…

So why is romantic love the only love we put this “I can only love one person this way at any given time” kind of restriction on?

Because it’s not true… we can love more than one person romantically.

I will always love Dennis. No one can or will ever replace that.

But my love for Dennis doesn’t nullify the love I still feel for several of my ex-romantic partners… nor does it deter the love I feel for one or two of my current romantic partners…

Now THAT’s the way love works.

The limits of how many other persons one person can love is infinite… times infinity…

 

Not Crowley 

Last week I started talking to a guy on a dating site and the only reason I responded was because his photo was of someone I am especially fond of… or I am, at least, especially fond of one of the characters he plays on TV… which would be Crowley – the King of Hell, from the long running show, Supernatural.

Now, I broke a lot of my own rules when I responded because, not only did he not have a real photo of himself posted, he was under my age cut-off and hadn’t really said much on his profile. But, his profile photo was of Mark Sheppard so I went ahead and responded…

After messaging through the app for a couple days about Supernatural and what a great show it was and how much I love Crowley,  I gave him my cell number and told me to send a photo of himself…

And then, THIS happened…

He hasn’t since responded… <grin>