THE LOVE MECHANISM
By Karan Magnani
Blog – PoeticLife
There was this time when my teenage-self found the idea of love quite fascinating. Curiosity took over my senses and I let love take over my heart.
I fell in love with people. Well, not exactly people; I fell in love with faces and ideas.
I loved, I dreamt, I got my heart broken and I picked up the pieces and readied myself for another such cycle.
But naíve as I was, I failed to realise that the more times my heart broke, the more my trust in myself wavered.
Gradually, I began hating and pitying the person who looked back at me from inside the mirror.
As I grew up, I learnt to keep my feelings reserved. I grew and my wounds healed.
I spent more time thinking about myself than thinking about what others think about me.
And thus, I slowly began falling in love with the person who looked back at me from inside the mirror.
That was when I realised that the more I loved and respected myself, the more I found myself looking for someone who actually deserved to be loved by me, rather than giving my heart away to any random stranger who happened to throw a smile at me.
After all, I wasn’t a beggar expecting people to throw coppers in my bowl. I was a human who expected to be loved the way I loved someone.
And that was when I learnt the mechanism of love.
It’s quite simple, really.
Love doesn’t start with other people,
It starts with the one you see in the mirror.
Love & Regards,
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