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originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: zosimov
As for young youthful idealistic love, I confess I envy you because I don't think I'll ever experienced it because I am a cynic and a realist and I approach things more cautiously. My idealistic side has long been gone and I never even been in a relationship or been in love.
originally posted by: jacygirl
That youthful idealistic love was wonderful, but it's crushing when it ends. Mine resulted in marriage, 3 children and 16 years together only to be turned into cheating and a divorce when he met a woman at work (with no kids).
When your 'idealistic side' is long gone, it's like a loss of innocence (to me). I am now no longer idealistic, but I still believe that love can happen to anyone at any time...and love without that youthful idealism usually is more true and lasts longer.
Never say "never", friend. Somebody could walk into your life tomorrow and rock your world, lol.
And even sad things like your former beau can be sweet reminders of our ephemeral existence and the need to appreciate those experiences and those we experience them with. It's like each wonderful person or experience we encounter becomes yet another jewel in our gown glinting off the light and making us more beautiful with its reflection.