I was speaking with my friend Aaron, who was consoling me about a recent breakup between me and my former best friend-turned-boyfriend. Aaron told me:
"Love is like water, It dissolves"
To which I replied:
"No. Crushes are like water. Love is like blood. You can give too much, and it can never go back. And when it evaporates... it leaves a stain"
Now I wish to further examine this simile.
Crushes are renewable. There is more than enough to go around. It can be converted into different states easily with the climate. But when it evaporates, it is out of your mind. It is gone.
Crushes are more like soda than water really. Soda is sweet, and fun, and thrilling. When it evaporates there is just a mess of sickly-sweet sugar to mop up. It is advertised and commercialized, and comes in a bright, alluring package. But the sugar rush is over quickly. As is a crush.
Love is most certainly like blood. You have to open up to let it out. And sometimes that process hurts, but if you open up deep enough, the endorphins take over. Blood is also serious. It is not of infinite or immediate supply. Just like love. Instead of going into you from outside, it comes from you.
Blood does not evaporate easily. It clots, in hope of healing. But when it does evaporate, finally... it leaves a stain. Blood is personal. Blood is opaque.
Soda is translucent. Soda is cheap. Soda is petty and naive.
Here's a secret...
Blood can be naive too.