“Some loves are…”

“Some loves are short stories, not epic novels, but that doesn’t make them any less full of love.”

Surprisingly, this quote comes from the “Sex and the City” movie. I’ve never watched “Sex and the City” (the movie or the TV show), so when I read this, I thought a student within the English Building had a moment of creativity while answering a call from Mother Nature. Apparently not.

The real quote is: “Some love stories aren’t epic novels, some are short stories. But, that doesn’t make them any less filled with love” (imdb.com).

Could this quote be elaborated? I’d continue it by saying this: Some people may deny the presence of love, no matter how great or small. The ones that are unsuccessful are forced to be forgotten, while those that survive are boasted to be perfect. No love is perfect, and no love should be forgotten.

Oh, Carrie Bradshaw. Though I may not approve of your lifestyle, you seem to make a valid point. Love is love. You felt it at one point. Don’t deny that it didn’t exist. Because even when it’s over, you know what worked and what didn’t. Keep it in mind for those future loves, be it short stories or epic novels.

And must all loves and novels be epic? According to the Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, epic can be defined as “extending beyond the usual or ordinary especially in size or scope.” Not all loves need to extend beyond the usual. Love just needs to be seen and to be appreciated. I suppose, the degree of epic would depend on the individual’s definition of ordinary, but I’m really hoping that girls aren’t sitting around in bathroom stalls dreaming of some huge parade of love falling in their laps—and hopefully not while they’re in the bathroom.

I think that today’s generation is too focused on finding love immediately. What happened to “Love is patient, love is kind. [. . .]” (1 Corinthians 13:4)? Looking for love and being discouraged about not finding it is just as bad as denying a love that didn’t last as long as was expected, I think. Take your time, ladies (with love and in the bathroom). There’s no need to rush. Love will happen when it is meant to happen.

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