New York City at Christmas time; it’s magical, colorful, and full of snowy adventure. And since this will be my first time in NYC for the holidays, I am kind of hoping it turns out like the movie Serendipity. Yes, I know that’s ridiculous and possibly a little unlikely (POSSIBLY)…. But come on! Wouldn’t it be super awesome if I meet someone while buying a pair of gloves and then we fall madly in love, drink Frrrozen hot chocolates, ice skate and then don’t see each other for years… but when we do, it’s on like Donkey Kong? Thus instead of discussing the impending doom of Christmas, why not talk about love….
The whole concept of serendipity and love astounds me. I am a hopeless (incredibly hopeless) romantic, but not in the traditional sense. I don’t want a lavish grand romance with flowers and boxes from Tiffany’s, I want the subtle one where we both compromise and agree that it’s ok to make a fool of ourselves in front of each other. I know there are moments that I am entirely ridiculous, crazy, dancing-in-my-nuddy-pants-foolish, and anyone who can accept that has to be ready to show me the same. Because what is love, if not the most extremely foolish thing you could fall into?
Everyone is different, this is completely true. But in the end, I haven’t met one person that doesn’t want to love or be loved in return. I mean who doesn’t want to spend some time being miserable, hung up, having I-can”t-stop-thinking-about-you-even-when-I’m-eating-boring-Special K– or-dancing- to- Kelly Clarkson-moments? (Not that this happened, remember I’m hopeless, I’m just saying.) Who doesn’t want to feel slightly insane, enamored, confused, unfocused, yet head over heels in love? I could have used the worst adjectives right then, and you might say, oh no, not me, but let’s be serious, you all know this is what happens.
Love is the end of the world, maybe not THE world, but your world as you knew it. There are no preparations for it, but just look around you- and you’ll see it in plain sight. Love, actually is everywhere, sickeningly so. And if you haven’t had the experience of being 100% foolish in love yet, don’t worry, it’s somewhere out there for you too, waiting to make you an idiot.
P.S. Next post- New Year’s resolutions, I hope you are all ready for that.