Do you believe in love at first sight? If asked what does love at first sight mean to you, how would you respond? Is love at first sight a glance, a feeling or an emotion? Do you think you could fall in love on the very first sight?
I was recently asked, “Do you believe in love at first sight?” In the past I would confidently and cleverly respond but today, however, it’s become a question I have to digest and consider before answering. I have to consider the same questions I’ve asked of you, “What does love at first sight really mean? Is it an emotion, a feeling, lust or simply a climatic start to a movie’s story line?
How can you fall in love at the very first sight when they say love is blind? Some believe love at first sight is the first moment you spot a person and it feels like destiny has brought you together. Your heart beats faster and you feel like he or she is the one. Based on this classic definition of love at first sight, I would agree, I believe in love at first sight. However, based on that definition I’ve experienced “love at first sight” several times. Strangely enough each time he is hailing a cab, holding another person’s hand or getting off the train at the next stop. Sound familiar?
To give me inspiration to write for this piece I called upon some of my favorite love songs. As one of the songs played, it finally came to me, another “aha” moment. Love at first sight is an individual experience. But for me love at first sight does not occur at or upon the first time you see someone.
While most agree love at first sight could happen upon initial sight, I strongly disagree. I believe love at first sight is a collection of moments; experiences and feelings bundled up into one pivotal moment. I believe it is more likely to happen after days, weeks, or months of interaction and sharing moments.
It’s an unexpected feeling, emotion and reaction toward a person when you least expect it. It’s the “aha’ moment after a quirky gesture, gentle touch, inside joke is shared that suddenly stirs an overwhelming sensation of joy and happiness inside you toward the person. Words like “wow,” “this person is very special to me”, “I really like this person” or “I love this person” take on new meaning, like a paradigm shift. This my friend is the first time you’re seeing the person in