There are some times in your life that you feel extremely happy, as if you can do anything, you feel like you own the world, powerful but powerless at the same time. Those times you are in love. Everything starts making sense only when you are around that person and you’ve got all those thoughts like “what have I been doing so far in my life”, “so, this is what happiness feels like”, “I’d like to be a hair on his/her head” and other crazy stuff like that.

When you fall in love your feelings are conflicting –and so intense at the same time– that it really makes you wonder if maybe you are going crazy or something. Well, the good news is that you are going to survive, and most likely you’re going to have the time of your life. Everything you are going through when you are in love –racing heartbeats, nervousness, and ‘butterflies’ in your stomach– is scientifically proven to be normal; if you can call anything that has to do with love normal.

All these intense feelings make you excessive without you even realizing it. You can do things that you probably would never do –or even think about doing– on a regular basis. That’s the beauty of this unbelievably strong sensation of falling in love. The things you would do for one person only. The one you love.

When you put your partner before all else, drastic moves will be made. Sometimes those moves are for the best, meaning that we would have never created, or experienced, some of the best music, art, literature, or films if it wasn’t for love. Other times, those moves are not such a good idea. Either way, those things are proof of love. And they can really lead to anything.

From long late night phone calls –even when you have to get up at 7 a.m.– dinner surprises, long-stems roses, travelling 2 to 12 hours away from home just to see that special person, organizing a perfect weekend away just for the two of you, being late for work, and not even caring about the consequences, just because being with them and cuddling is more important.

The small things are really the big things that make the difference. You will do goofy things just to see them smile, you might shout in front of a bunch of strangers in the middle of the road, or in a metro station, that you are in love, you may move to another town –or even country– quit your job, or change your job. Generally, it gives you the desire and power to make life changing decisions.

“Love, I came to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day’’. Those words, said by Nicholas Sparks, more or less say that anything one needs to do for love is justifiable; maybe necessary. And even if there’s no way to know if any of those things you do will turn out to be for the best, well, you don’t care.

When you are really in love you get so drunk on your feelings that it is impossible to realize if you’re acting crazy or reckless. If you really think about it, the craziest thing of all is that you dare to love someone, to put your trust on them, to give your soul and your heart; to take that risk without no guarantee that you will end up with a happy ending and not a broken heart.

I think there comes a time when you meet someone and just want to make them smile for the rest of your life. So, if you have to do crazy things to get that, just do them. Maybe what people do for love is crazy but what love does to people is even crazier. Not to mention that life would be pretty boring without all the crazy things we do for love.

Is there anything more insane than love in this world anyway?

Author: Areti Acheimastou

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