He said, she said, who said what…. We can pretend to look the other way, but we have ears on both sides. We could leave the room, but word of mouth travel s faster than any human’s ability to walk. So we sit and listen….sucked in by every syllable, swallowed by each word; digesting the controversy, but half of it is lost in the toilet. By the time you burp it back up there’s just a scent of what was actually ingested. Gossip is a story half told, a truth that has been embellished, or vengeance from the opinion of an emotion. It’s the soap opera of life and it’s the reason why soap operas have life. We watch and talk about everyone’s life to entertain ours; lacking the compassion to be passionate; the more tears, the more to talk about; the more fighting, the healthier the feed-back. We’re drawn to hate being dramatized, playing the critics and adding what we would or wouldn’t have done; suffocated by all the information, smothered by all the pain, but revived by the idea that it will continue. Word of mouth is good, but not when it takes words out of others mouths. We gossip because we have nothing better to do; we gossip because we want to feel better than you!!!!
When did we stop looking for true love and giving into one night stands that promise improvements? which never happen! When did we stop going after what we want in a mate; instead of commit to people with a good heart or potential, but no passion or romantic love, just the safe bet? When did our rules change because we have been so battered and bruised that we become the batterers and bruisers? When did life become so short that we are willing to settle for less just to have companionship? When are we going to start interviewing prospects, but not hire until they are what we want and reflect what we are worth? When are we going to stop holding on to the past of who he or she was and start seeing who he or she is? Bottom line is, if you have a person that you never want to close your eyes around and can’t wait to wake up as soon as your lids shut; a person that you start to find everything you hate in others cute in them; a person that you look in their eyes and see forever; and hearing their heart beat assures you that your dream has come true; hold on to it! If you don’t have it in your life, stop what you have been doing and start stalking true love!!!!
Tonight while waiting for my flight (which was delayed an hour), I was charging my phone, listening to music, and reading and commenting on several blogs. A girl walked over to me and asked me if she could share the socket I was using. Of course I said okay; then she asked if I can watch her phone. Now, where I am from people can’t be away from their phones for five minutes, and they are definitely not asking a stranger to watch it. Again, I said of course; she walked back across the room, pulled out a book, and started to read. My heart was warmed by the amount of trust this person had in me to not only watch her phone but respect her privacy, so I picked up her phone and went through the content. Nah, I continued to do what I was doing before she came over to me, but I also began to think about a world that can trust; then I realized, I was creating that world at that moment. I assured that girl that there are people we can trust blindly with our possessions. She was getting a taste of how sweet humanity could be, while I digested the purity of not being treated as a criminal just because they exist. We exchanged smiles, thank yous, and your welcomes and our currency doubled in worth!!!!!