We only see the moon because sunlight reflects back to us from its surface, just as the love that radiates from me is a reflection of your love.
So, of course, in the analogy my love is the Moon and you are the Sun. And that is really quite fitting. Is my love non-existent without your love shining on me? No, of course not.
But it certainly does not radiate without it.
The real purpose of love is not getting what we want but selflessly giving what we have. We do not put a price on the love that we give because we should give it willingly without compensation. We do not love someone because of what he or she is, but because of what we are when we are with that person. Love should not just be about receiving something in return—it should be about loving and just loving because it makes us happy. I think that is the real purpose of love.
In reality, we really don’t get to choose. We just fall in love, and we get this person who is all wrong and all right at the same time. You know you love them so much except sometimes, they drive you completely insane. No one can explain it. The reason it’s so confusing is because it’s love, but if love didn’t have challenges, what would be the point?
I know you had your fair share of fights. Some things in your life right now have probably made you weary, and I have become just one more thing that you are not doing right. My fight has to be strong enough for both of us, and so far, during this rough patch, it has been. But I do get tired, and hope that I can lay my sword and shield down soon.
I don’t want to walk away from this, but I was so close. If I wanted to, I would, I could. I’m sad about some things, but not unhappy. Huge difference.
I love you, that’s all that matters. Steadfast. Doesn’t wax nor wane.