*ARDOUR (n.) a strong and intense feeling of love or enthusiasm for someone or something
Love is never a choice.
It is an overwhelming power you just cannot resist.
You can never play safe in the game of love.
Nor even plan for it.
You cannot love just for convenience.
Nor settle just for security.
For love is a gamble.
It is taking chances.
It is giving in into that emotion--
that no matter how hard you try disregarding,
just kept on creeping in.
You cannot run away from it.
Cannot escape it.
And if you do, and choose to wind up for something else--
that hollow feeling will haunt you forever.
For not being strong enough.
For not being true enough to yourself.
For letting go of that someone you really love.
**a valentine memoir