What films don’t tell you about love…

I have always been a hopeless romantic…

I believe it’s mainly due to films I’ve watched while growing up. Romeo and Juliet, Titanic, The Notebook, Dirty Dancing, Shakespeare in Love, Aladdin, the list could go on. Through all of these films we tend to see a lot of differences within the themes. Whether its the time period, the class of the different characters or even the realism of what happens in the film. But the one thing I’ve noticed in recent years is that majority of romantic films show just one type of love no matter what the variables are they class love as a collective feeling with no depth.

Now this is fair enough when your a teenage girl dreaming of Romeo scaling the walls to your house to steal a goodnight kiss. But as you grow up and begin to live your life making mistakes along the way, you come to realize that there isn’t just one type of love. I know what you might be thinking, all of those films do show different types of love. Enchanted love, forbidden love, love that lasts a lifetime. But that’s not exactly the types of love I mean. What I really mean is how the emotions, and your general idea of love can mean different things between you and different partners.

This isn’t something films really prepare you for as the way that films lay it out is that there is only one true love for each person. So if you lose that love, whether it’s due to growing apart or them being taken away by an illness that’s it. Gone forever…but that’s not true. I admit it will take some people longer then others to find something they can call love again, but it will happen. The only thing to remember is that when it does, do not hold back in fear of getting hurt.

After all love doesn’t have to be forever, feelings can change as often as seasons. Just as long as your true to yourself. If you feel it then let it be known. An expression of love is not written in stone and comes with no guarantee of anything other then right now. Take a chance.

““Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.”” – Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie.

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