That is what Lolo Uly (Noel Trinidad) told Allan (John Lloyd) and Mia (Bea Alonzo) when he saw them together in a park. Something that stirred up my mind and prompted me to write something about love and time -- this entry. Loaded with corn and cheese, I found it hard not to laugh while writing. Just please bear with my cheesiness. :D
When I was young I used to believe that love needs time to develop. I found it absurd to get into a relationship with someone you hardly even know. That's why I never believed in LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.
Over the years I have witnessed a lot of friends breaking up with their significant others of 5 years or so. Painful, indeed, but could be worse had they prolong their cul-de-sac relationships. I have also seen acquaintances who got hitched after just a few months of being together as a couple. I would often shrug it off as I never had faith in unions done impulsively. I made judgments based on what I think is reasonable and realistic. But this made me curious at one point in my life -- does the time spent with someone really determine the amount of love that you have for him/her?
When I had my first taste of "impulsiveness", I realized that yeah, time and intensity of love don't come hand in hand. You can be with your boyfriend/girlfriend for a long time without having concrete plans for the future while you can fall in love in an instant with one person you just randomly met somewhere and think about being with him/her for the rest of your life. I had 2 serious boyfriends in the past; both relationships lasted for 3 years. But it didn't constantly occur to me that I'm gonna be Mrs. Madrigal or Mrs. Sanchez in the future. Of course, when you get into a relationship you would never want to waste your time on someone for nothing-- but not everything is of shades of red and pink. Mine was like that. There were hopes, dreams and sometimes, plans. But those were all "half-baked". Perhaps due to the fact that 3 years is long enough to never step-up. And I thought, maybe it's about time I get serious and plan for the future. But nothing really materialized. I wasn't even sure of how I feel back then. There were lots of problems and I wasn't happy anymore. I didn't end up with any of those men -- those 6 years have gone to waste. And so did my feelings for both of them.
Just recently I got committed with someone who literally defy all my rules in love and relationships. I may have known him for more than a year but he was never part of my group. We were never introduced. He was a total stranger to me until that night when we shared a table and started chatting with each other. That moment I instantly felt that he'd play an important role in my life -- that is to love me and take care of me. True enough. He does. More than what I have expected and hoped for.
We may have been together for barely 4 months but I've never been this sure about how I feel. I've never been this thrilled to see what the future holds.
Time, indeed, is insignificant.
PS: I found my own Mr. Cruz. ;)