What are you like when you’re in love?
Have you ever been in love? Especially that first flush of new love?
Everything is beautiful all around you.
You can’t stop thinking about that special someone.
Everything reminds you of him or her.
When you’re with that person, time seems to stop. You can’t imagine how you lived before you met him or her.
You know what else you do when you’re in love?
You sing all the time.
You sing in the shower, you sing while you’re driving, you sing while you’re cooking.
You sing about your loved one, you sing to your loved one, every love song on the radio is about you and your relationship.
That’s usually how you learn someone is in love in a musical or an opera, too. They burst into radiant song and you know—they have fallen, and they have fallen hard.
But what happens when your love is not returned?
Have you ever experienced unrequited love?
Oh, it hurts.
Whenever you’re in a room with that person, no matter how crowded, you’re constantly aware of where he or she is.
You replay every conversation you’ve ever had, straining it for deeper meaning than is really there.
If you’re technologically minded, you might do a bit of light Facebook stalking, hoping that they’re happy and in love with someone, no matter how sad you are that you’re not that person. Continue reading