Thomas Fletcher (fletch31526) wrote,
Thomas Fletcher

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6-2 | Love without getting tired

"Don't think that love,
in order to be genuine,
has to be extraordinary.
What we need is to love
without getting tired.
Be faithful in small things
because it is in them
that your strength lies."

I'm still processing this quote I found tonight. I think it's actually an amalgamation of two quotes from Mother Teresa. I totally get the "love without getting tired." It's probably exhausting to love me at times. I've certainly been in relationships where loving the person (or trying to) took everything I had. Of course, "love without getting tired" could be a little misleading. It could suggest that love is easy. Although falling into love doesn't necessarily require any effort at all, staying in love sometimes does.

The part I'm getting hung up on is that love doesn't have to be extraordinary to be genuine. Typing it out, it does sound pretty profound and pretty accurate. Maybe my problem is that I don't want it to be true. I want true, genuine love to be extraordinary. I want it to stand out from everything else we encounter in life. I want skyrockets.
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