Wednesday, March 05, 2003

On Love and Senses

SHE seldom falls. But when she does, she falls hard. Too hard that it hurts her. She wonders why she gets herself too attached... then always ends up crying. She knows it's not right... but it feels right.

It's odd. Can she really stop herself from falling in love? Can she run away? Can she say "No"? What if her mind says one thing... but her heart says another?

Is it possible to fall for the wrong person, at the wrong place, at the wrong time and even for the wrong reason? Or does the right feeling makes it right?

Her common sense, her five senses and the sense of longing in her heart tell her totally different things. Which sense will she follow?

"Love is tricky. It is never mundane or daily. You can never get used to it. You have to walk with it, then let it walk with you. You can never balk. It moves you like the tide. It takes you out to sea, then lays you on the beach again. Today's struggling pain is the foundation for a certain stride through the heavens. You can run from it but you can never say no. It includes everyone."
(The Hundred Secret Senses by Amy Tan, page 92)

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