Stood up for Love

February 13, 2009 at 11:31 am 14 comments

I saw this quote from one of my new favourite blogs in South Africa. I can actually read an entire post in one sitting! So go check it out ya’ll.

Today she posted this quote: “Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.”- Erica Jong

Emotion may play a large role in my life because, often, my emotions are more stable than my logic skills. However, by my very nature I am not an ooshy gooshy person. Things are cut and dry, black, white or grey.

I used to be a cynic. I used to never believe love would or could happen to me.

But I was wrong.

The best things that have ever happened to be were due to love. Whether it is God’s love, the Fi’s love or the love of my friends and family, love has permanently revolutionised this love cynic into a hopeless romantic. A hopeless romantic who is about to marry her best friend and soulmate.

I stood up for true love this Valentine’s Weekend. Suck on that cynics.


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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Hillbilly Duhn  |  February 13, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    I likes.

    I’ll have to go check it out!

  • 2. Chloie  |  February 13, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    I’m standing up for love as well.

    I think most people don’t like the idea of valentines day being so commercialized (I don’t), but most still hope to be surprized and feel special. I know we should show our love everyday, but there are times when people forget and take their partners for granted and sometimes it’s good to remind them.

  • 3. Ron  |  February 13, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Ummmm….you forgot to mention about the love of your BFF’s!!!!!

  • 4. ScoMan  |  February 13, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Oh no! What am I sucking on?

  • 5. Grand Pooba  |  February 14, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Ha! Love it!

  • 6. Bon Don  |  February 15, 2009 at 9:30 am

    awww I liked this post very much!

  • 7. StandTall-The Activist  |  February 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    and to always remember that learning to love oneself is the greatest love of all

  • 8. Random Hiccups  |  February 16, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Hillbilly- Awesome! Thanks for supportin’!

    Choie- I totally agree. There is nothing like being surprised. Sometimes we need a little reminder to express our love. Commericialisation means we’ll never forget. Not that I am into comericalisation. But eh. Whatevs.

    Ron- Obviously the bffs. I mean really. Who cvan forget tehm! 🙂

    ScoMan- Admitting to sucking is funny. I don’t know why exactly. But I am laughing on the inside

    Grand Pooba- Thanks! 🙂 It’s all about love.

    Bon Don- You are so sweet. Thanks!

    StandTall- Interesting point. It is important to care for your self and respect yourself. Somehow though, I’ve never really bought into the love of myself purely because I am already a narcissist. A self absorbed narcissist. I need to spend more of my time focussing on other people than the optimum arch of my eyebrows. But hey. That’s just me. 🙂

    Thanks for standing with me ya’ll! xxoo

  • 9. StandTall-The Activist  |  February 16, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Just make sure you dont get hurt or if you do, get a shock absorber ready

  • 10. Abbie  |  February 18, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    3 days ’til the wedding! Yay for you!! I think I would be going bonkers right about now. Have a fabulous time… and enjoy yourself! Love your colors, too, by the way.

  • 11. redframe  |  February 19, 2009 at 8:36 am

    Hey Random! I found you on an American wedding blog (I think?) and just wanted to say congratulations, good luck and enjoy your wedding day! This is the first post I’ve read, looking forward to reading more of you!

  • 12. Being Brazen  |  February 19, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks for the mention 🙂

    Hope you had a fab weekend and are having a great week.

  • 13. Dan Denardo  |  February 22, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Nice post, RH. Have a great day

  • 14. 3 Bay B Chicks  |  February 24, 2009 at 5:01 am

    Today is a very big day in the Where’s Wenda? Contest. I am visiting all of the SITS followers. Can I do it? There are around 1000 followers. Oh my! Better grab my cup of coffee and get on my way. Be sure to visit Hot Chocolate Caramel Mocha and Three Bay B Chicks as part of your contest entry.



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