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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Never learn not to love

Whenever I need a break from writing and researching in the office, I visit Design is Mine to look at inspiring images. During one of those visits, I saw this photo with a powerful message:

I was taken aback by the words. I got scared. I feared for the day when love would become absent in my life. And without love, I would be nothing.

I'm not just talking about romantic love here. I'm here where I am now because of love - love for what I do. I'm a writer in a magazine because I love writing, and that's what I decided to do because I want my job to be something that I love. I've been part of the school paper since fifth grade and I took up journalism for my dream to come true. And now, I'm thankful that I'm a writer. Most of the time, it doesn't feel like work at all.

I believe love enables one to do something extraordinary. A mother risks her life carrying a child for nine months and giving birth to him/her because of love. A teacher comes up with new ways of teaching a boring subject so students would love to learn about it. A couple decided to be strong for each other as they build their dreams and work for them to come true because they can't imagine a life without the other.

When the time comes that I no longer see or experience love in my life, maybe I would turn into a soulless person, driven by nothing but earning money for myself. Maybe I would no longer be friendly and cheerful, and would just snap at anyone at the slightest provocation (read: bitchessa). Maybe I would no longer be moved by anything, thus making me not only soulless by heartless as well.

So I don't want to learn not to love. It doesn't only make the world go round. It makes a world for me.


  1. "A mother risks her life carrying a child for nine months and giving birth to him/her because of love."

    honga parang wala talaga akong choice sa linyang yan at kakapost ko lang lahat ng sama ng loob ko about sa linyang yan!! hayyyss talaga!! minsan parang hindi di ewan ko lang din =(

  2. Hi POY!

    Ayos lang yan. Alam kong anuman ang pinagdadaanan mo ngayon, malalampasan mo rin :) Salamat sa pagbisita sa blog ko. Bibisitahin ko rin ang iyo :D