This afternoon I got back from a shopping trip with my best friend and thought I’d have a wander around Facebook. I’d bought a skirt that turned out to be too big and I’ll have to return it so I was trying to cheer myself up. So anyway whilst meandering through pictures of people’s lunch, posts about being sad today with no given reason why and lots of drawn on eyebrowed, duck faced girls I came across this picture some deep meaningful individual had posted…
Now I’m quite mushy and romantic, I love all that sort of thing but this struck me as quite odd. It’s odd because it begs the question, what is extraordinary? How can you measure how much you love someone? Does love have to be ‘passionate’ all the time? I thought love could be lots of different things, contentment, happiness, painful, confusing, irrational, life changing amongst many other things.
I thought to myself, you can make any story seem ‘extraordinary’ because is any person’s life and love ordinary?
Ordinary – With no special or distinctive features; normal.
Me and Matthew (my boyfriend) have been seeing each other for around 5 months now and I am pretty certain I could tun it into a epically romantic tale full of drama and passion, madness and heat.
That’s not what our relationship is about. Well some of it is passion, some of it is drama but a lot of it is laughing and fun, being silly, teasing each other and making each others days a little brighter. When I write about the fact sometimes we hold each other until we fall asleep just so we know we’re close it sounds extremely romantic. At the time it just feels like where I should be.
When he leaves little notes on my phone just because he knows they make me smile, I don’t read into it.When I kiss him on the forehead I’m sure his first thoughts are ‘that wasn’t passionate enough!’ So I find it silly to say it’s a waste of time doing things that make you smile, even if they aren’t mad or weird or odd. If what’s extraordinary to you is that there’s someone in the world you want to hold really tight because they’re the first thing you think about in the morning and the last face you see before you go to sleep, then I think that’s an amazing use of time.
But then that’s just me,