Sometimes your love for something or someone will be challenged. Sometimes it will make you doubt if your love was that strong at all. Sometimes you wonder your love was real, or if it was as real as you thought it was. Don’t ever doubt it— it was real. It was strong enough. What wasn’t good enough was reality. Your love was too much for it to handle, too much for it to supply for. Sometimes it was you who didn’t live up to your own love, too, because love is such an absolute and infinite thing, and we are not. Sometimes our own love is too much for our limited human capacity to handle, or for other people’s limited human capacities to handle. You just can’t keep up with it. He just can’t keep up with it. She just can’t keep up with it. The truth is, your love wasn’t weak at all. Reality just sucks, people just suck, nature just sucks, you just suck, and aren’t good enough for just how much you care.
Because, see, the more you love something, the more you care. The more you care, the bigger the letdown when reality bites. The more flesh you expose to a dangerous animal, the more it can tear off, the more painful its bite can be— that’s because you gave so much more for it to consume. The payoff will not always be the same, or equal. But you’ve got to trust your love and hold on to it. This risk of pain and suffering is why people are so afraid to hang on to love no matter how hard it is, and that could be quite selfish. Just think: it’s amazing that we can carry such a marvelous thing in our finite bodies. It’s amazing what marvelous things this marvelous thing can do if we hold on to it through thick and thin. We’ve just got trust that things will work out if we stop being afraid of the dangers. It’s those who look back while running that end up missing a step and tripping over.
Just remember why you gave so much of yourself to what you love in the first place.