With age, love gets deeper. I mean, but of course. Whatother way could it be. I may be talking about the sentiment towards one man in particular. Or towards many, in a destined chronological order. One man after another. But the love gets deeper. I suppose.
I hope I am making myself clear. Or, let me come again. You love the man you loved at twenty-six more over the man you desired at twenty-two. Is this true? Does love have something to do with age? Or is it just my self pity and consistent estrangement making it appear so. I could harbor a self- bias, but still I think. I believe, it gets harder to deal with heart-break with age. What's appaling is that, the contrary seems to be true.
Because you are expected to become more mature, thick-skinned, self-obsessed, pragmatic, faithless and blah with age. It's only natural. And hence, the loss of love, isn't techincally expected to affect you as much as it did when you were young. But no..
Somewhere inside, the hurt is getting deeper. The cut is reaching for your insides, as you speak. The ghosts of those x-s and y-s and z-s live inside your head now. Because, probably because, he was the one, who you had caught up with so late in life, who you were desperately clinging to for your happyness, and then shockingly it all broke down. Suddenly, there seem to be less fish in the sea. And desperate clinging feels criminal.
Also sometimes, you feel the man you are going love when you get twenty-six is the same as the man you were crazy about at twenty-two. This is exactly when you realise that that SOB has made a home inside of your skull. And that you're doomed. Amen!


Merlin said...

It gets deeper? Maybe. It certainly gets less frivolous. Less dreamy. Less idealistic. Because of "self pity and consistent estrangement"? I dont know. Less intense? Sometimes yes. More careful? More practical? Maybe. "less fish in the sea"? Maybe I am a guy, so doesn't apply for me. But then, quantity doesn't define me, quality does. So maybe I relook at the phrase "less fish in the sea" and not relate it to quantity, and I will agree. Yes, less fish in the sea, at least those worth relating to. "desperate clinging feels criminal". Always.

Merlin said...

Correction: Maybe "'coz" I am a guy. Maybe I am a guy sounds all wrong :P

Krish said...

With age, love became a stranger concept, is all..deeper or not, since the time voluntary behavior started making headway into anyone's life, it is hard to judge what is deeper and what isn't..