Just an observation about love today.
But it seems that it's far easier and more frequent to see love turn to hate and resentment than vice versa.
It's a lot easier to destroy a relationship (or any success) than to build it to begin with.
Even as we talk about forgiveness and loving thy neighbor, it seems that more often than not negative feelings are at best turned to acceptance or neutral feelings rather than back to true endearment.
This state is often accompanied by such fears or protectionist sayings as "leopards don't change their spots" or "love once lost is lost forever."
While we may be willing to turn the other cheek for a moment or even a while, bad feelings and distrust towards another does not make the leap back to closeness and an endearing, loving relationship all that often.
Of course, there are exceptions where through trust building measures and "easing of sanctions" or hostilities, we can over time rebuild a relationship and become allies or partners again.
However, it is far easier to break trust and lose love then to ever rebuild and recover it.
All the more reason to cherish our meaningful relationships and make love count, sing, and dance for us every moment of every day. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)