"When you're in love, really in love, there is no way on earth to hide it. All the world can tell, simply by looking at the way a couple looks at each other and touches. Even the holding of hands is done with the gentlest and most tender of touch, which coveys that preciousness of the moment, not dissimmilar from that of a protective parent holding their newly born infant's hand.
Being in love, is in many ways a time in life when one gives oneself permission to be totally selfish towards others outside the love nest. At its height, the feelings are so intense, that should the world go to war, you would be able to suspend caring about the consequences and lock yourselves in a darkened room for a month with a 'Do not disturb under any circumstances' sign on the door knob!
Falling in love is also great for one's spirit, philoshophy and physical fitness. Philosophically, one is able to feel good about most situations.The weather seems fairer, the stars shine brighter, the laughter lasts longer, and for the first time in your life you manage to hold a fart for forty minutes and learn to expel flatulence silently in the presence of your sweetheart! Being in love is known to raise the spirit in a way that nothing else can and enables the loving couple to touch the stars without reaching them; making anything possible to achieve together. There is simply nothing better for the spirit or the body than a love affair. It elevates the thoughts and flattens the stomach. I cannot recall a time when I fell in love and didn't lose a stone in weight in less than a month!
As a hopeless romantic who has fallen in love far more times than was good for me, let me tell you that 'falling in love' is an involuntary act without any rhyme or reason. Rationale has no place amid the intensity of emotion which is present. When we fall in love, there is no choice in the matter; it just happens. We don't find love, it finds us.That is why it is referred to as 'falling in love.' We do not force the fall; we just go with our emotions and fall! We simply let our heart decide the outcome.
For some, being in love can be the best two weeks of one's life. As a serial lover, I would have to say that if you can manage to stay in love for more than two years, then stay with it as you are certainly on to something special. If marriage follows romance, be wary of trying to change your partner and always try to hold the same expectations. If women try to change their man, they will discover they cannot, and though men hope that their partners will never change, they always do! So play by the same rules, because love is the only game in town where two can play and each one win.
After seeing Howard Keel and Jane Powell sing this love ballad to each other in the 1954 film of 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers', I rushed home with a spring in my stride and decided to instantly fall in love with the next girl I kissed. Sadly, two weeks later, I had a serious accident. I found myself in hospital for almost a year and was unable to walk for three years. I remember faling in love with the beautiful Sister Sykes at the Batley Hospital and the first time she bent over me in bed to tuck in my sheets, I made my move and gave her a kiss. I think I made her day!" William Forde:September 9th, 2015.