My blogging comes in spurts so yes, second one today. Bear with me:)
Today I read a post, well a declaration really, of this girl's love for someone. Usually I roll my eyes, call it exhibitionist and move on. But today I was struck by how brave that is. Firstly to trust someone with that information and secondly, to trust them so much with your emotions that you can say that publicly, where people can see it and judge it and wave it around if he ever hurts you.
That is brave. They don't teach us that enough; That being vulnerable is brave. In a time when people casually break each other's hearts it is brave to be honest and tender and kind.
But we have dated before. Loved. Gotten our hearts broken. Its hard to be tender when someone is saying they love you but all you can see is how long it took you to heal the last time you believed those same words.
I have been in love. The kind that burns too bright. Its a giddy thing. But I never said it, the actual words. I should have. Because, damn it, I did. Every time we lay in bed watching stupid series or playing thumb wars or piggy back rides, I knew. But we're too scared right?
I'm not saying be naive. I'm not saying believe every silly line a cute guy says to you. I'm just saying we should at least try to give ourselves a chance. If you're going to do it, do the damn thing. Or don't. I don't know. lol.
What I do know, is if you can, that is brave.