25 January 2010

living for more than the moment

PB @The Inkwell wrote about dating today. It was really profound. I kinda want to share the whole thing, but you can just click on the link and read it. It makes me think of a quote by Taylor Swift. She said:

"When I was a little girl I used to read fairy tales. In fairy tales you meet Prince Charming and he's everything you ever wanted. In fairy tales the bad guy is very easy to spot. The bad guy is always wearing a black cape so you always know who he is. Then you grow up and you realize that Prince Charming is not as easy to find as you thought. You realize the bad guy is not wearing a black cape and he's not easy to spot; he's really funny, and he makes you laugh, and he has perfect hair."

Ok, so maybe Taylor Swift isn't the best person to listen to about love and dating, but what she said is true. It's sad because it is true, and because there are people who don't know that, and looks for Prince Charming in everyone they meet.

PB said that "The word 'love' is taken pretty loosely nowadays, isn't it? Love doesn't mean the same thing as when we were 5. When we watched all those princess movies and knew that true love was a wonderful, powerful thing- after all it woke up the sleeping princess. Love had to be serious! It woke up a sleeping cursed chick! But, now that we are older, love has been exchanged for lust. We chose to trade something sacred for something temporary. We chose to live in the moment instead of living for eternity."

I don't want to live for the temporary; I want to live for what is real, what is lasting.


go ahead. make my day.