“Love takes off masks we fear we cannot live within and know we cannot live within” – James Arthur Baldwin
I had a thought the other day. Love actually isn’t very hard to find. The real challenge is finding someone who is compatible. Somebody who suits the way you live, the way you are, the way you think. I thought back to every relationship I’ve been in and over and over again, lack of love was never a problem but compatibility was always the issue. Things like they didn’t like how much I went out, wanted to tie me down and suppress my desire to travel & go places or they didn’t like that i didn’t go uni or felt uncomfortable with how open I can be about certain things others may deem “taboo” or “inappropriate” – It’s crazy too, when you love somebody you try to force it to work but in the end the realization always sets in that not matter how hard you try, you can NOT fit a square into a circle.
It’s one thing to find someone you can share love with but if you’re going to really be with someone it has to be someone you can live with and who can live with you. The real you.
Riddle me this, why are people so different in person.. Face to face versus SMS or social chat. When it comes down to it, it means nothing unless you can have the same conversation and actually talk to someone. It’s a good feeling when you can have a completely judgement-free, open minded conversation with somebody. It’s rare to meet people these days who are confident enough to share what they really think and who are patient enough to hear you out on you views - without either of you getting defended or offensive… Just good fucking conversation.