"Finding true love and happiness in one's life means more treasure for the lucky finder to behold than any lottery win or work of art could ever bring. It is rarer than finding an oasis in a desert, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Lord Lucan's whereabouts, the hole in a miser's pocket or a moon made of green cheese!
Keeping true love is only made possible if both people in love remain true to themselves as well as to each other in all that they think, say and do. Sadly however, the loss of true love is too frequent an act committed by the emotionally insane, the romantic idealist and the fragile person with life of repeated regret.
The emotionally insane are those illusionists of life who express extreme feelings which are grossly disproportionate to the gravity or the mundaneness of their experience. They know no 'in between' and they either love or hate you.
The romantic idealist believe that all life and interaction together will be 'luvy duvy' and that somehow their perfect love nest will forever remain unruffled by the coarseness of disagreement which invariably comes with the storms and vicissitudes of married life.
The fragile person with a lifetime of regrets is only going to take their 'I regret........ attitude' out of one broken relationship and into another that is doomed to be temporary also. Indeed, the only permanency they are ever likely to know is of their own regret.
So whilst I know what true love isn't, I don't know for certain what it is. I suspect it is indefinable in human terms and common language, but I bet the angels who acquire it know!" William Forde: November 26th, 2013.