Hope in Brokenness
When I was a child, I always believe that love will always have a happy ending. I saw a lot of couples getting married with their longings being satisfied; reflected back from their seemingly undying smiles and laughter. And I knew that there’s a deep desire within me that longs to discover such magical feeling of satisfaction… finding and being with the one whom I love for the rest of my life.
However, now that I have grown old, I discover that love will always have its scratches, wounds, and scars which cannot be removed from the idea of a happy ending. In this life, it seems like happiness cannot exist without the idea of sadness, and sadness creeps in when the idea of happiness is absent. In this journey, I also have found out that not all love affairs are meant to be fixed. Meaning, there are relationships which are bound to be broken. It’s hard to accept it, I know… but that’s how reality works for some.
Despite these realities that I have observed in matters of love, I also notice that it’s a good thing that there’s always an offer of HOPE. As an eagle rises above the raging storm enjoying its pressure to glide and rest, hope rises above the level of uncertainty, rests in the middle of heartbreaks, and refreshes a worn-out person from a long and tiring journey. Indeed, a love affair that longs for a happy ending should acknowledge the purpose of hope in it, with it, and through it.