Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The True Gift

Is it a gift only of the young and innocent to believe someone is better than they can ever be, to look up in wonder, to love them as if they deserved it?

Or are these just reflections of fairy tales fed to them like tonics since babyhood- that someone has to be better than them, be the solution to all their problems, and sweep them off their feet?

Is what they feel nothing but a reciprocation of what they believe someone feels for them? Is it just the headiness of becoming the center of someone's world for the first time?

Does experience and knowledge take the edge off from these notions, open our eyes, and in turn make a cynic of us? 

Someone tell me- is innocence the true gift or the cynicism?

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