"In so many millennia, the humans never did figure love out. How much is physical, how much in the mind? How much accident and how much fate? Why did perfect matches crumble and impossible couples thrive? I don't know the answers any better than they did. Love simply is where it is."
I read this passage last night while waiting for dinner (I had a great chef over last night and it was a treat, since I myself cannot cook worth a damn and I so rarely get cooked for) and also waiting for the freakin' All-Star Game to take a million hours to actually start. Talk about presentation. I think all the introductions and singing and riding around in golf carts over perfectly manicured fields took longer than the actual game! Jeez! Anyway, again I digress. This passage is from The Host (thank you Tina!) and just like always, Stephenie Meyer struck me down by asking the most simple and yet one of the most important questions in our world; whatever culture you may be apart of. I love anything to do with love (I am a FEMALE, after all) and these questions plague me just as much as I am sure they secretly plague you, reader. I keep thinking that if we could just get the formula correct, maybe we could stop making mistakes. But it's not about formula, is it? That's why we have lived for so long and still just don't get it. But perhaps its the "just don't get it" part that makes things in life more exciting, more dramatic and more interesting. If we did in fact discover the formula, there would be no more learning, no more long searches, no more bonding with our girlfriends over misery and margaritas; maybe we would even miss out on meeting some really great people because they didn't fall into our own individual "formula". So who really wants to know the formula for love anyway? It's so much more interesting to stumble around blind in the dark, momentarily touching and changing the lives of whoever we come into contact with, just hoping one day we will stumble into the one person who "fits" perfectly. Maybe that's just optimism, but if you knew me, you would know that is not a statistical possibility.