The thing is, it's not true of everything.
Love requires constant rejuvenation to exist.
In Loving I am constantly seeing again, reconfiguring, aligning myself with another.
My Love for/with JJ continues. It is not static. As that beautiful immortal Ursula Le Guin wrote:
Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.
When I see her now, I do not see our relationship of the past, I do not look with nostalgia, I see anew.
Each day refreshes, each exchange deepens our connection.
Yes, these human relationships can falter, can weaken, can fall into entropy.
It requires work on our part; to take responsibility, to show weakness, to open one's self.
But, the effort isn't harder, the rewards aren't lessened.
Love is not the atrophying of some past peak, now slowly spiralling down.
It springs eternal.
Love is the forever we were promised.
|'Time defeated by Hope and Beauty' by Simon Vouet (1627)|