Behind Falling In Love

Based on another prompt from my writing group…

I wasn’t planning on this. Falling in love with you was the last thing I wanted. Because I know our time will have to come to an end. Yet here I am, begging you not to turn the page.

Time marches on at its own pace. You are not in love with me. It’s just the name you came up with to describe the cloud of reactions to hormonal releases during the exciting events we recently experienced together.

You sound like a Buddhist.

Well that’s because the Buddhists have the most practical advice for getting over doomed or failed romances. Remind yourself that I am nothing but skin and bones, flesh and blood, urine and fecal matter, hair and fat.

That’s BS. Even the Buddhists know we have an immortal essence.

Exactly my point. But that’s not what you fell in love with. You fell in love with the experience of the effects of the hormones. It’s time to turn the page.

The emotionally entangled state is the natural one for humans. That’s why we evolved all the complex hormones that give us these sacred experiences.

No. The hormones were evolved in earlier mammals. I have come to understand that only by liberating myself from those outdated entanglements can I be free for the next exciting adventure!





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3 thoughts on “Behind Falling In Love”

  1. Certainly many relationships begin with that hormonal basis, which is enough to get the ball rolling but not sufficient to keep momentum. Once in a while, a deeper love involving the depth of a person, their mind and soul, comes into play. If we are really lucky, blessed or simply recipients of serendipitous opportunity, we get to experience the second kind of relationship. My optimistic nature hopes everyone has the chance to find a soulmate. It makes me happy to believe this!

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