Tuesday, October 4
The History of Love, by Melanie M.
Like a cosmic ray that blinds a human race & pushes itself through the atmosphere of humanity, the creation of a word—a legendary word—has proven that it only takes one misunderstanding, bestowed upon by past generations, to make a fool out of us all.
Legend has it that our ancestors, long & far gone, created a word to express how they felt about the tiny illuminations they observed in the sky. “What are those?” They pondered. “They are all so beautiful.” Unanimously, they decided they would give a universal name to the lights in the heavens: Love. “Look at all the Love tonight.” “Isn’t Love beautiful?” Some were even so brave as to set out to find the meaning of Love, to no avail.
“I can see the reflection of Love in your eyes” is what our ancestors would say if they were in stars with each other. After lifetimes spent watching the sky, an empire of observers dissipated as quickly as they were born, tightly holding onto the truth behind the meaning of Love. Though, the word they fashioned thrived throughout the proceeding centuries, & the root of Love could never be uncovered because the graves were far too deep. They did not intend for Love to be mistaken as a belief or feeling, for Love was something that was tangible—something that could be observed. Love was not an idea. Love was not unreal. “When you touch me, I see Love” is what our ancestors would say if they were deeply in stars with each other.
Love became a mythical creature of our imagination, like a phoenix or a faun. The existent lie was more important to us than the nonexistent truth. Love comforted the modern mind like a warm hug on a cold day. We took the word & we wanted to fall into it. We wanted to fall in Love. “When you touch me, I see Love” is what we would say if we were deeply in stars with each other.
The truth about Love is that it was part of a fallen era that now happily floats in the darkness of the sky. Our ancestors fell in Love; our ancestors are Love, twinkling whenever “Love” is used incorrectly.
“When you touch me, I see Love.” And our ancestors twinkled.