Anyone ever think about the reason why love hurts so bad?
Maybe the feeling of suffocation and tightness in our lungs and the explosion of our hearts after a death is because of so much love for that person but not enough love felt to surround you in a safe embrace again and make your heart and lungs open up to the sweet smell of them next to you and the warmth of their heart on yours again.
Maybe the nausea and anxiety of a break up is not because of loneliness but because you felt so much love that now you feel nothing at all. it felt so good to have a soul that matched yours and now a chunk of you is missing and it's your stomach, half your heart, and pieces of brain where only the memories are left and now you can't eat.
Maybe the spine breaking, ankle swelling pain of a pregnant Mother is worth all of it. She feels love in the life she carries and goes through that pain for a body and mind that resembles the father but has the sharp, loving, and exhausted eyes of their mother. She does it out of love so that one day her soul will carry on and she prays they make it after all the lessons and years of teaching right from wrong.
Or even the blood, sweat and tears your father puts into his work to afford everything you need. Maybe he does this because he wants to protect what's precious to him. and not even for a split second he wants to consider himself. A father teaches independence so that for the day he is gone from all the hard work, he leaves behind a fortress as a home to shield you from any danger, his tools you watched him use and you remember how he told you to learn it so that you would never have to depend on a man to do it. His smile and aggressive sword for a tongue are now apart of you.
What I'm trying to say is, the only times we really show love would be in these situations; death, heart break, creating life, and protection. The question is, if there was more love put into every situation..would we feel this much pain? Let me tell you. Love hurts because sometimes we have to let go of something we love most or sacrifice our being for someone else. It's a growing and changing experience. Put love in everything you do. You'll be okay.