I recently watched the latest Wong Fu Productions video: The Last. It’s really good. If you haven’t already watched it, you should.
The video takes the viewers through the story of five different aspects of love. Who we love. What we love. When we love. Where we love. Why we love.
The aspect that gripped my heart the most was the one about Why we love…
Why I loved was a close friend of mine who passed away. She told me after she was diagnosed that death was not what saddened her the most, but the fact that she never really felt like she had fallen in love. She wouldn’t get to have them emotions, good and bad, of being hurt and of being held. After she passed, those words stuck with me the most, teaching me to see that one of the great gifts we have of being alive is the ability to give and receive and even lose love. There are so many like her, whose lives end before having any of those experiences. What a waste if we don’t strive to love in our lives. She made me understand why. Why waste this life not loving?
This goes not only for finding ‘The One’ but for every other facet of our lives. Friends. Parents. Siblings. Children. We should strive to experience all these different loves. Otherwise what a waste of life it would be. And yes, love can be inconvenient, tiring and even painful at times…
Disagreements. Hurt feelings. Careless words. Broken promises.
Sleepless nights. Sore nipples. Poopy diapers.
Tantrums. Tears. Mistakes. Regret.
Distance. Goodbyes. Yearning. Grief.
However to shut out opportunities to experience a new level of love, endurance, joy and laughter you never knew you had within you… begs the question “Why waste this life not loving”.
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