The Instinct of Love

“Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.”

Love and insects – not a normal association. However, Honore de Balzac’s quote makes a perfect point. Most humans seek and crave love. Though we may have been beaten up, broken down and lost in love before, many of us keep trying to find it. We can’t fight it. It is instinctual.

My concern with this connection though is that some insects destroy the flowers they seek out. This is also the case for some attempts at love. They drain us, steal our spirit and make us wilt.
On the other hand, there are beneficial insects as well. These bugs pollinate, making the flower bloom. This insect makes the flower more than it was. It completes it in the cycle of life.
THAT is the kind of love people seek. THAT is the kind of love in music, books and movies. THAT is the kind of love in legends.
Unfortunately though, it is hard for our hearts to tell the difference in the beginning. Everything seems so pretty and cute and colorful when it starts…then you realize, it was destroying you.
However, like resilient flowers, we can bloom again with the right care and attention. And it is when all those little nuisances come together, we find magic.



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