“There is only one happiness: to love and be loved.” Tom Cutler
Rachel threw that quote my way yesterday, with the comment “I don’t think it’s true, and yet I like it.” True to form, I started thinking….
I know I just said that a person can’t make you happy. I stand by that proclamation.
Do we need to love and be loved to be happy?
Remember, love can come in many forms- it doesn’t have to be just romantic. There’s love of family: parents, children, siblings. There’s love for your friends.
If we have no one in our lives- how happy are we?
Can we exist without completely and utterly alone?
I would like to say that I live in a state of complete autonomy: but I don’t. Even in its imperfect state, I love my parents and I know they love me. I experienced the ridiculous pounds of love that grandparents lavish on their grandchildren. I have a husband. My daughter. My friends…those nine or so people that I let into my head and my heart…
Let’s not even talk about how much I love my dog and cat…
So do you have to love someone?
Are humans meant to have a human connection with another person?
Maybe we don’t need a specific person: maybe we just need a person or persons.
Can you imagine your life without any love?