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You always see young people naked together.
Well- here’s the hidden, beautiful reality.
We are forever- naked together.
I absolutely LOVE this photo. I wish I knew the original source. It is one of the most beautiful images depicting what genuine love can look like that I have seen on tumblr. For it is not the 20-something bodies, airbrushed to perfection that we see everyday here, it is THIS.
The true test of love comes not when everything is going well, but when the flaws show, the ugly face of selfishness rises up, emotions run rampant, when dark clouds of doubt plague you… to choose to love, despite all… that is when the true measure of love is apparent. It is more than being happy, more than orgasms, more than emotion and feelings. This is because true love is not a feeling but an action and a choice, a deliberate decision made every day to honor, value, and accept another person for all that they are, and are not. Seeing past superficial things and the changes that age brings to every human being - cherishing every wrinkle, every scar, for they tell the story of a life lived together. Putting the other persons needs above your own, even when you feel you have nothing left to give. Never giving up on the other person, having faith and believing in them when they have stopped believing in themselves. Fighting every day not to let complacency set in, so you start taking the little things for granted. Keeping the promise to stand by the other person, no matter what you may have to face. Finding strength within, and learning to love yourself, so that you don’t expect and need them to fill you in places that they are not meant to fill. Choosing to discuss difficult things, because nothing will ever change unless you have the courage to address the things that hurt you. It means being vulnerable and asking for what you need. It is the determination that a relationship worth having takes time, effort, and perseverance. Love like that is genuine, and lives to look like this, if one is truly lucky enough to find it. ~dd
I will always re blog this
Don’t place expectations on someone. Enjoy the time you have together, and let it go where it goes. (x)