Just the very word can bring to mind so many conflicting emotions.
There’s the obvious love, of course, and its related moods, lust, infatuation, desire.
But then there’s the darker shadows that come with it. Jealousy, heartbreak, envy, guilt… The emotions love can, and often does, lead to.
To accept and pursue the first requires an acceptance that the others may follow. That acceptance is rarely given, as so many people end up blindsided by these negatives.
Not me though. I went in knowing that they could occur, and was totally prepared for their arrival.
Or so I thought.