When we are young and in a battle to like ourselves, we fall in love with someone to the extent that they match our ideal picture; as if we will be given a score for our choice.
When we have seen and been more, when we learn to look deeper, then we fall in love with someone’s ability to love.
That is what we are supposed to look for, and the number of failed and unhappy relationships and marriages might confirm my suspicion that many people have not yet learnt this.
We should fall in love, above all, with someone’s ability to love.
If love is the highest ‘command’ the purest path, surely it is the thing to look for in a partner or friend?
I was blind for too long.