It's already hard enough for me to come across a person who not only likes and accepts me completely for who I am, flaws included, and for me to also like and accept them completely for who they are. When I decided I wouldn't settle for anything less than that, I already thought it would be an impossible thing to find. And in a way, it is. What kinds of flaws? How much can you handle/are you willing to go through for someone you love? You also have to live in reality and can't be too idealistic; you have to have good communication skills, grow together, be able to work out your problems, be honest, have respect, make sure you're taking care of yourself in the process...it's complicated. But then again, it's also easy when you're with someone who's good for you.
And of course, this definition is more in the context of a relationship and romantic love. But there's love of all sorts. Let's just say I've had a lot of learning experiences on what not to do. I've definitely done wrong by a few people; looking back on things I feel pretty terrible and I could've exercised better judgement...but then I wouldn't know a lot of the things I know now.
It's nice to know I have someone who cares about me and watches out for me, who's been there with me through amazing times and depressing times, comforts me when I'm sad and makes my happy days even happier, and makes me want to be a better person.
Songs have a way of capturing that x-factor like no other medium does...they infuse words with feeling, make powerful words more powerful. Underneath the cut are love songs. Each one of them describes how I've felt about love at some point in my life. The one that speaks to me the most is "Summertime Rolls".
"Summertime Rolls" - Jane's Addiction
'Me and my girlfriend don't wear no clothes
her nose is painted pepper sunlight
She loves me, I mean it's serious
As serious can be'
"Nicest Thing" - Kate Nash
'Look, all I know is that
you're the nicest thing I've ever seen
and I wish we could see
if we could be something'
"Wedding Dress" - Mark Lanegan
'Would you put on that long white gown
and burn like there's no more tomorrows?
Will you walk with me underground
and forgive all my sicknesses and my sorrows?
Will you be shamed if I shake like I'm dyin'
when I fall to my knees and I'm crying?
Will you visit me where my body rests
will you put on that long white dress?'
"100 Ways" - Porno for Pyros