Michael Jackson’s recent passing and the overwhelming display of love for his music reminds me of a rekindled love affair. Can you recall a time when you ran into an old love after years of not seeing them to fall in love with them all over again?
Can it be true; time heals all. It is a statement usually used as words of comfort but recently has taken on new meaning for me. As I watched the world fall in love with someone and his music all over again after years of being overshadowed by new loves, I started wondering is the same true in our own lives? Is it that easy to rekindle a love affair after years of considering it lost and long over?
Many have spent a good part of their dating life longing and searching for the love of their life, which was evident as I scanned through a variety of articles and advice columns to help me write this post. One common theme I noticed was the dangers of a rekindled love. It only reminded me of two sayings my Grandmother and friend have always told me; “They’re an “ex” for a reason!” and “Don’t re-heat cold pizza, it never tastes the same!”
Although relationships can be viewed as complex, it’s the essence of the emotion behind them that makes them so difficult to understand. It’s times like these that make you reflect on your own life and past relationships, which sometimes bring you to a new level of awareness and understanding about yourself, life and forces you to re-examine your views of love.
If you asked me weeks ago if I believed in a rekindled love affair, I probably would have said, “No” because I always believed what people told me, once a relationship has ended never look back. However, I believe differently now because seeing first hand that one thing can change our views or ideas about something or someone, time!