Most of us have read about love. We have seen it portrayed on screen by countless of actors and even experience it, if we are one of the lucky ones. And if we do experience it, we get to feel that momentary bliss that goes along with it. We feel happy, giddy and like we are on top of the world. We cherish those moments and hope that it lasts, but life is not always like that. Sooner or later, reality sets in and everything is not perfect anymore.
This is my story; actually, our story. But truth be told, this is not a happy story.
It is sort of a cliché actually. Girl gets introduced to boy. They become friends. She helps him get another girl but they end up falling for each other. It seems simple enough, right? It is the kind of plot that most love movies would have. But what they don’t show is what happens after the big ending. There is no sequel that shows what has become of the happy couple in the ending and what problems they have to endure. It always ends in that big epic moment, so that at least in the movies we get to see something pure and simple get preserved in time; even if we may never really get to experience that pure and simple moment. We have something in mind to keep us hoping and holding out for that once in a lifetime life-changing, mind altering, goose bumps on your arms and butterflies in your stomach moment and feeling. But sadly, our lives are not the movies.
So what happened at our sequel? Well, it was another movie cliché. Girl and boy dates happily together. They shared epic moments and actually thought that it was something that could have lasted, but fate stepped in and thought differently. Boy woke up one day and felt differently for girl. He left her and ended up with another girl. What happened after that is a whole other sequel to the movie.
Those blissful moments that turn into crap make us realize that nothing in life is ever as simple and effortless as it is compared to the movies. Life hands out trials, we make wrong turns, and fate steps in to change everything for the worse. But life is funny in some way, it always finds a way to make those stupid mistakes we made a blessing in disguise. Life will always give us another shot at happiness at our next sequel so we can experience again those life-changing, mind altering, goose bumps on your arms and butterflies in your stomach feeling. And maybe, just maybe, it will be the one that will be just like the movies.