When you are young and in love

_097_DSC0106When you are young and in love life is not so serious. When you are young and in love problems are easily resolved and solutions easier to find, there are two hearts and two minds ready to face the challenge,  when you are young and in love.

When you are young and in love it is difficult to imagine that in 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 years your time will pass so quickly that it will seem like only yesterday, time didn’t matter. It is difficult to comprehend that laughter lines on faces will become wrinkles, that the habits which protect you, expose you to danger. Routine will embed itself into your soul.

When you are young and in love a walk arm in arm down a blossoming country lane is a great distance from supporting each other or walking alone.

When you are young and in love your dreams are possible and fears remain remote it is difficult to imagine that your dreams will rarely breathe, that fear will suffocate you and that peace is a last gasp.

When you are young and in love your heart is strong and your breath is deep. As your years pass your heart beats faster for a different reason and breath becomes precious.

When you are young and in love having money to spend and money in the bank is one less worry. It is hard to imagine that in the years to come having money in the bank is as equally worrying as having none.

When you are young and in love taking a wrong turn or walking a different path is something to remember and savour, not something to torment you and that you punish yourself for.

When you are young and in love you stride out together and dance till dawn. It is hard to imagine that as the years pass, your strides become small steps and you lie awake until dawn wondering if you ever danced at all.

When you are young and in love your plans for a family are a blueprint for life and as your years pass, the moments spent with children and grandchildren are more important than your own time or needs and the blueprint is gradually washed away by the tears you shed.

When you are young and in love you laugh and have fun, you sometimes forget that as the years advance your ability to laugh, love, live and let go is effortless if you are given the chance or allow yourself to shine.

When you are young and in love  it is hard to imagine that the years become months, that the months become days, that hours become minutes and that minutes become seconds. It is hard to imagine being old, when you are young and in love.

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2 responses to “When you are young and in love

  1. When you are old and still in love it is hard to imagine being old!

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