“True love is beyond the physical and romantic. True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, and will not be. Life isn’t about learning how to weather the storm, but learning how to dance in the rain.”
I found several versions of this quotation in Steve’s mother’s apartment when we packed her things to move her to a new space–one typed, one in calligraphy–framed and on display. I don’t know the origin of these few sentences (the interwebs claim Taylor Swift, but I’m pretty sure typewriters and onion skin paper predate the nineties-born singer). The last puzzles me a little: isn’t dancing in the rain a way of weathering the storm?
Still, the sentiments struck a chord, as they reflect some basic truths about what I’ve come to know of love. Maybe the last one is about attitude: the difference being whether one focuses on the storm, or the dancing.
So, shall we dance?
FsFTB is keeping it short today to devote time to making a few organization/navigation upgrades to the blog this week. Back on Friday as usual!