I recall an interesting dialogue from a few years back involving several people. It was one of those somewhat meaningful talks that are way too rare but always insightful.
The topic somehow floated over to the subject of love and someone said “Love is a choice. You can choose who you fall in love with because it’s your emotion and making that choice allows you to express the love inside of you to another person who fits well with your value system, your interests and your goals.
A differing opinion chimed in...
“Are you kidding? Love doesn’t come sauntering in, giving you the option of who will be the target of said affection. Love arrives on an express train, often not only when you least expect it but when it’s not in any way, shape or form convenient. It grabs you by the ass and takes you down roads you never saw on a map. It’s unpredictable and about as controllable as a tired 3 year old who has just knocked down a combination of birthday cake and Mountain Dew. It has no rules, it knows no boundaries and it takes no prisoners.
“Love is a choice? Well, certainly not in my world.”
Like I said, a stimulating conversation to be sure.
Here are the latest marriage license applicants in our fair county.
John Dougherty, Wyoming and Tammy Edwards, Newaygo
William A Crooks, Rockford and Shannon Harkrader, Rockford
Jeremy Shears, Grant and Roxanne Stay, Cedar Springs
Gregory Moon, Newaygo and Brittany Van Broock, Newaygo
Ann Rotarius, White Cloud and Rodney Stubbs, White Cloud