it's zora neale hurston week ! (i just decided this two minutes ago lol) she is such an astonishing, controversial person . her language, beliefs, lifestyle and confidence really shook her peers & honestly .... im still in awe . with that being said, im going to let her quotes inspire my writing this week :
"Nothing that God ever made is the same thing to more than one person. That is natural." - Zora Neale Hurston
i don't know if i believe in soulmates . this uncertainty and pessimism really makes my skin crawl because that statement sounds so ... defeated . i don't know if time, age, or circumstance has changed my view exactly; nevertheless, i do know that my perspective on "mates" has changed numerous times .
when i was a kid (about 7), i thought you could only fall in love ONCE . the concept of falling in love over & over did not resonate well with me at all . i mean, all of the Disney princesses met one guy and lived happily ever after . Princess Jasmine didn't date a bunch of boos & Princess Ariel only had eyes for Prince Eric ! In my mind, my mom only EVER had feelings for my dad & vice versa [clearly that was hardly the truth lol] .
BUT what is a "soulmate" anyway ? i think i believe in compatibility more than anything these days . i think certain people have the traits & chemistry to be GREAT , but i think a growing and lasting love is based majorly on three things: 1)God's influence in a bond 2) people's personal choices, and 3) the willingness to put in the effort . God can give you the all of the ingredients (chemistry, compatibility, love), but it's up to us to follow his directions . without that, you'll end up with hot pockets instead of the four course dinner you were hoping for . don't misunderstand me, i know God has a plan . i just think we as people need to stop focusing on fate and start taking charge & focusing on who we want & how we are going to love that person with all of our might .
PS. i know that i allude to food a lot in my writing (lmfbo) and i honestly cant help it . food is awesome & makes for great analogies =X