Keeping the spark alive β€οΈβ€πŸ”₯

Love is mostly romanticized as an emotion that suddenly strikes us, stimulating both our hearts and minds and we fall (or rise) in love as sparks fly and there is definite chemistry between the two people.

But love can also be a slow ignition, that, like the crescendo of a symphony builds up gradually till it reaches its apex, the blossoming of true love.

Whatever way you love, one thing is certain, falling out of love is easy too, and unlike the fairytales we grew up reading and watching, it is not always a happily ever after ending and the true test of love is when there are tough circumstances; either financial, physical, or mental.

Sometimes people grow apart as they grow older, their interests change and so do their preferences, where to live, and how to live, they start to differ on all major decisions in life and the bond weakens.

So is love just a fairy dream of youth that dissolves as we grow older?

I think the way we love should change with time and age, the passion should be mixed with wisdom and understanding so that the natural process of growth, accommodates all the ways we differ from each other in our older selves to keep the spark alive!

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Written for Six Sentences Story- Spark, hosted by Denise of Girlie on the edge’s blog

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87 thoughts on “Keeping the spark alive β€οΈβ€πŸ”₯

  1. I indulged in a few episodes of a series where singles who want to get married are matched with each other by experts and then they get married at first sight. It’s entertaining, but I hope they do a follow-up to see how many are still together after a year. Like you said about the fairy tales with happily ever after, all we see in them are what leads up to their getting together, and then the story is capped with a convenient conclusion.

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  2. Well written and observed Sadje, lot of wisdom in here! πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ‘ Love is more than just the romance and “falling head over heals”. It’s about listening to each other; a little compromise and and constant communication! 😁

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  3. such a beautiful explanation of love Sadje and so true.

    β™₯οΈπŸ˜πŸ’—

    ” love can also be a slow ignition, that, like the crescendo of a symphony builds up gradually till it reaches its apex, the blossoming of true love.

    Whatever way you love, one thing is certain, falling out of love is easy too, and unlike the fairytales we grew up reading and watching, it is not always a happily ever after ending “

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  4. I agree with you, Sadje. We develop over time as we learn more, so it is perfectly reasonable that how we love and whom we love will change too. Not that we will love anyone less, or necessarily differently, yet love is also about recognizing when two people should not be together anymore. Difficult, yet also beneficial.

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  5. Some languages of the old, had more than one words to give meaning to all facets of love, rightfully so as you point out in your Six.
    Isn’t it love an act of faith?
    Isn’t living this life ultimately an act of faith?
    Insightful, Sadje!

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  6. A thought-provoking piece indeed. For some, there comes a time when going separate ways is more sensible than clinging on to a failing relationship as I know only too well. My ex and I are probably better friends now than we were back then!

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  7. saturday is our 45th wedding anniversary. it’s not all been pretty, but it’s been real. marriage is a long business and you have to work at it and want it to work. have a great weekend.

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  8. Love is a treasure that needs tending, polishing, adoration, and compassion.
    I am truly impressed with those in long and loving relationships and hope that I too am on such a road with my own beloved. πŸ™‚

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  9. So true how it changes through the years….I feel sorry for those who think they have fallen out of love when instead that initial fire of first love settles into the long-lasting coals of deep, abiding love. They forever jump from rush to rush, not recognizing what they are throwing away. πŸ’ž

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    1. Yes, it is often the case. Sometimes the situation is at a head and then people have no other option than to let go bog each other but in many instances, the union can be saved with being considerate and understanding

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