The Story of Love and Time

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A photo showing a heart shaped sunset.

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings and emotions lived. Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all of the others, including Love.

However, one day it was announced to them that the island would sink, so everyone constructed boats. Everyone except Love. Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment.

The island began to sink and everyone got on to their boats. When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help.

Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, “Richness, can you take me with you?”

Richness answered, “No, I can’t. There are lots of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place here for you.”

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel. “Vanity, please help me!”

“I can’t help you, Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat.” Vanity answered.

Sadness also passed close by, so Love asked, “Sadness, take me along with you.”

“Oh … Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself!”, sadness said in a sullen voice.

Happiness passed by Love too, but was so preoccupied with cheerfulness as to even hear when Love called.

Suddenly, a voice called out, “Come, Love, I will take you.” It was an elder.

An overjoyed Love jumped up into the boat and in the process forgot to ask where they were going or who the elder was.

When they arrived at a dry land, the elder went on a separate way.

Realizing the value of the elder’s aid, Love asked another nearby elder, Knowledge, “Who helped me?”

“It was Time,” Knowledge answered.

“Time?” asked Love. “But why did Time help me?”

Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered, “Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love is.”

Time Without Love

The Story of Love and Time is one of the most beautiful story told during bedtime for kids. But its lesson goes well beyond even at old age. How many times have we heard of relationships that went awry, stories of betrayal between friends, or even misunderstandings between family members.

There are moments in our lives when we wonder what would have happened if we never uttered those words of hate. The thought that maybe if I had just shut my mouth, things might have been different. The idea that, “If I hadn’t acted that way, would things be different?”

Sadly, no matter how many times we think about our “what ifs,” there’s no turning back time. What’s been done is done and there’s no rewind button. We will just be wasting so much amount of mental energy on things that had never been and never will be. So it could be that it’s not right to dwell in the past when we have so much in front of us, right?

It’s not easy, I know. I can tell you many stories of trivial heart matters, which means I never forget anything from the past that involved feelings and emotions. Especially feelings and emotions.

In my opinion, one way of letting go of these heavy thoughts and emotions is through some form of hobby, work, or pleasure. You could sing a song just to forget. You could write essays, draw, run, travel, stay at home and watch TV, read books, movies, eat.

But at the core of it all, when you think about it, the more you try to find a way to forget, the more you remember.

So to hell with forgetting. Remember if you should, recall if you must. But let time heal you not wound you. Dance, paint, walk, drink (no alcohols please), shop, climb mountains, discover places, discover yourself. And as you discover yourself, be someone that has become better because of failure. Be a wiser version of your self.

I’m no counselor as to tell anyone what they should do when it comes to emotional problems or relationship complications. When it comes to it, I’d probably be the last person anyone should ask for advice. So don’t ask me things like “can romantic love last” cause I’m figuring out the answer to that myself.

What I can rant to you about however are the things that I try to do to get over it all. And those are the things that I have said above which all sums up to one word: LIVE.

It is sad. To have to remember it all and carry a burden that will forever be with us. But life goes on, as everyone should and even if we walk through time without love, let us remember that at some point, we were happy.

Right now, live your life and treasure every once in a while. To everyone I say,

Live your life like every day’s the last
Every sad and cruel memory a thing of the past
But reminisce every happy moment like it is forever
And cherish it like an undying ember

– The Journeyman of Publishing
A pile of burning embers.

Love Without Time

Everyone probably wishes for it. Timeless love. A love not bound by conditions. A love so loyal it would die at the lose of its better half. But I guess, that’s all it is for everyone. A wish.

Like I said, I am not one to give good advice when it comes to this. Timeless love doesn’t exist as far as I know. It takes time in order for love to grow. There will always be ups and downs. It’s how you handle those crests and troughs that tells whether love will thrive or die.

If ever a bad situation confronts you and someone you love, remember the Story of Love and Time. Time knew how important Love is. Because time without love is but a concept, but time with love is the most exciting of all moments. And love with time is eternity in an ending of a story.

Oh, for those who are wondering, that last title that you’ve read Love Without Time, yes that’s a song by Nonoy Zuñiga.

Love Without Time – Nonoy Zuñiga

Disclaimer: All views and opinions presented in this blog post are personal and belong solely to the blog owner. Please heed with caution.

Mercenario Cadag

Mercenario Cadag

The author has been in the publishing industry since the year 2000 and has exposure in both print and digital production processes (typesetting, page layout, and eBook creation). He is an aspiring writer and shutterbug. Has an insatiable desire to learn the cosmos but mostly enjoys studying how information dissemination could help improve people’s daily lives.

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