We say that knowing is the same as understanding
We say that loving is the same as caring
We believe that kind words can’t hurt anybody
We believe that every love is everlasting
We fear love as we fear pain
We fear rejection as we fear acceptance
We hold on to the things that harm us
We let go of the things that help us
Who is to say the knowing is different from understanding?
Isn’t caring not just a means of loving? There are other ways, surely.
Anything can hurt anybody
God’s love is everlasting
Don’t we get hurt because we love (the wrong things, at the wrong time, at the wrong place)?
Rejection and acceptance are two sides of one coin, we can’t get one without getting the other, can we?
Do we even know what harms us?
Do we let go or are they the ones letting go?
Two wrongs don’t make a right they say
But when you go left, you also don’t go right
There are absolute truths, and there are pretentious truths
Life is full of irony, it’s no wonder it’s so bloody.