Just a 10-year-old
A sweet and dear child of mine, perhaps a 10-year-old kid, always asks me this question whenever he has the opportunity, “Do you already have the love of your life???” And many times, I’ll just smile nicely to him and answer, “No, I don’t.” Then, he’ll insist to find one for me.
Then, one day, I can’t help but to ask him, “Why do you always ask me that question and what kind of person do you wish me to have?” He gave me a simple answer but left a remarkable impact on me, “…the one who’s going to love you forever.” Then, I was silent for a long time…
Many times, I tend to think that love is a choice; though I know that it is also an emotion, I would always love to stick to my belief that IT IS A CHOICE because I am just fully aware that time will come when the emotion will fade away and all we have is the choice whether to love or not to love at all. However, a 10-year-old boy was used to remind that although love is a choice, as a typical human being, there’s a very deep longing within me to feel that love and to do that love; and perhaps, all human beings like me have that kind of longing, too. Thus, it gives me an awesome admiration for those people who have finally found the love of their lives and it makes me whisper, “I hope that that love that they have – whether an emotion or a choice – may last forever…”
After a long pause, I answered him back, “Well, if that’s the case, then, THAT PERSON IS WORTH WAITING FOR.”