How I do love thee, Even the Harsh words you speak Bounce off my blind heart.
In this Haiku, I had the aim of portraying my experiences with the term “blind love” through few words.
When you are blindly in love, you can’t see anything other than the good in something or someone. When you first fall in love, you have a sort of sensory overload to the extent where rational thought is almost a distant memory. Sometimes, you don’t want to see the flaws in the recipient of your affections simply because that would, in a way, make you feel guilty for feeling the things you experience. But, not only is it ok to have affection for someone who might not be the best for you, but it is also ok to not have affection for someone positive for you.
The best thing you can do is find a balance between emotional connection and rational desire to be with that person. It’s never perfect, but finding the balance that works for you is crucial for being happy. Also, recognizing that it’s ok to say that this isn’t working for you is the best way to get what you need from the relationship. Something not being perfect is not always a dead end. The befitting effort on both sides of the relationship will undoubtedly find the best change – whether that solution is to end the bond or continue in a better manner.
I have had people that I thought the world of until I just didn’t anymore. It was hard to get past this blindness of emotions, but once I understood that my feelings could be blinding me from the truth, I have been a much better judge of character. I mean, I love pizza even though it’s not good for me either, but that doesn’t mean I don’t eat pizza. It means I judge whether the reward of eating the pizza is higher than the risk of eating the pizza while thinking about the fact that I’m hungry.