Endings and beginnings. Ups and downs. Pain and relief.
Romance uplifts and casts down.
Some people have high school sweethearts. Some don't. Some marry them. Some don't.
Life is not a romance novel. We have to face each day and keep our eyes open. Rough and smooth, we seek the best, the good together. If people partner, they compliment each other, warts and all.
To be alone is not necessarily lonely. People must find what works for them.
To reach out and share some of life should be freeing. I'm speaking only of what should and can be.
Beware of what ifs. It's ok to wonder and even discuss alternatives. Yet, deal with reality. If you had that love ok. If you did not, well that's ok too. Don't lament what isn't there.
If you assess life events, please factor all you like. But deal with what you have. That doesn't mean lamentation. Whoa is me won't cut it. Where are we at and where do we go are healthy questions.
Romance is part of certain relationships. It's like a breath of fresh air, a sustenance for the soul. It may get you aloft, but it takes work to keep going.
Romance/ideal of Freedom gets your attention. Then the daily work begins and never ends.
We are on a precipice. What comes next is coming soon.