This Thing Called Love

This Thing Called Love

Love cannot be explained by a college student who is typing on a Word Doc.

True love. That type of love that you search your whole life for. That type of love that you wait your whole life for. I wonder if people understand this type of love. Not the bullshit you see on movie screens. Not the love you hear about in songs, but the real thing. I once heard someone say that love isn’t when someone says they can’t live without you, but when someone actually could live without you yet they choose not to because they love you.

I hope you find this love.

True love. The princess meeting her prince. The king meeting his queen. The him meeting his her. Love encompasses a variety of different emotional and mental states, typically strong and positive, ranging from the most sublime virtue or good habit, the deepest interpersonal affection and to the simplest pleasure. At least that is what it says when you Google the word but I think this is something we should not overanalyze.

I hope I find this love.

True love. Love is a beautiful mess. A gorgeous tornado. A whirlwind of emotions. Sometimes it can be the worst pain imaginable. It is also the absolute peak of beauty and happiness. It can drag you to the darkest depths of life and scar you until death. It can also take you into the universe past the clouds and heal you until you feel immortal. Allow both ends of the spectrum and it will be experiences you won’t forget.

I hope love finds us.

True love. Something so foreign to me that I feel a sense of falsehood for writing this article. The love I have been apart of has not followed anything I have written. It is ironic that I still label it as love. People have been on the same road that I have trekked through. They have hit the lows and highs just like I have. I write as a novice. I write as a rookie. I write as someone that love has accented but never overwhelmed. I thought I fell hard. I thought I was “in love”. It was something different.

Love will find you.

I say that true love is unique and a treasure. Love can come in other forms than just romantically. The love parents feel for their child. The love you have for those friends that will be apart of you forever. The love for a particular interest or hobby is another type. If none of these types have found their way into your life I hope at least you have self-love which can be the most powerful.

Love cannot happen without you.

You know the saying “You complete me.” That’s a farce. That is not true love. That is a love that will be unstable. That is a love that will never last. It is not 50% and 50% coming together to make 100%. It is two 100%s coming together to equal 200. You should complement each other, not complete.

Love is weird.

I have said plenty of things. Plenty of artsy things. Love cannot be explained by a college student who is typing on a Word Doc. It cannot be explained in a song. It cannot be displayed in a movie. Love is something ever-changing and incomparable, especially unconditional love. Love is understanding without understanding. It has no definition. It has no requirements. It is what it is. Sorry!

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7 Things Every Real Taylor Swift Fan Knows Will 100 Percent Happen On TS7



On April 13th, Taylor Swift posted on her Instagram a picture with the caption "4.26"... since then, every post since has had the same caption, and fans have been theorizing ever since.

1. It's going to be very different from "Reputation"

Looking at her current pastel Instagram theme, it is very, very different than dark, mysterious vibe from her "Reputation" days.

2. This will be one of Taylor's happiest albums yet

Taylor has stayed out of the media for the most part since the release of "Reputation", and I believe that she's enjoyed her time, focusing on her music, friends, family, and relationships during this downtime.

3. This album will reflect on her childhood

In 2016, in an interview with Glamour magazine, Taylor revealed that she was bullied in school, and her mom would often take her to T.J.Maxx after school to look at the opal jewelry in order to cheer her up. On April 14th, she posted a picture of jewelry, including opal. Also, one could say that her current Instagram profile picture has an opal tone to it. These could be hints to Taylor tapping into her childhood for her newest album. Oh, and she dressed up as a "childhood hero" for a New Year's Eve party...

4. ...But also focus on moving forward

From her fresh, pastel Instagram theme to the flowers, butterflies, and overall springy vibes, Taylor has an airy, happy vibe that yells fresh, new life. Perhaps the album will also focus on her rising above everything from "Reputation" and all of the new things in her life.

5. It's going to have hidden eggs placed within the lyrics

All Swift fans know that Taylor loves to play games and create puzzles for us to figure out leading up to album releases. Why does the album itself have to be any different? Hopefully TS7 will have hidden gems in it as well...

6. Jack Antonoff and Max Martin will be back

Jack and Max have been with Taylor since "1989," and I don't think they're going anywhere. If they made it through the sound shift between Swift's 5th and 6th albums, they can work with whatever new ideas Taylor comes up with.

7. If the old Taylor is dead, I think TS7 will be when the new Taylor fully emerges

There's been some butterfly emojis and imagery flying around on Taylor's Instagram, and in a way, I think TS7 will be Taylor emerging from her cocoon of sorts into a butterfly. "Reputation" showed that she was capable of change, and this new album will show a more mature version of Taylor.

Chances are all of these are 100% wrong... but hey, it's fun to theorize while we wait for her new single/album to drop on April 26th.

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