The Friday Five: My, what…profound questions this week.

1. How many times have you truly been in love?


Truly? Once. (There was another close call, though. *Sigh*)


2. What was/is so great about the person you love(d) the most?


I don’t have the bandwidth to tell you. But read the stuff she wrote while I was in the hospital and you’ll get a clue.


3. What qualities should a significant other have?


Above all, tolerance. With me, she’ll need it.


4. Have you ever broken someone’s heart?


I think so. My first relationship ended very badly.


5. If there was one thing you could teach people about love, what would it be?


It’s worth it.

LATER: I just read some of the other answers, and I see someone else gave the same answer to question five. In fact, they said it first. I never claimed it was an original insight, just that it is the truth.

I stared at it for a while before I hit the “post” link, thinking that it needed more elaboration, perhaps some qualification. I need to justify my reputation as a writer and generally deep thinker. But no. It’s one of the few Absolute Truths in Life, and anything I could add weakens it.

I repeat: It’s worth it.

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