Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Twin souls.

"It required no explanation, just as the universe needs none as it travels through endless time. What the boy felt at that moment was that he was in the presence of the only woman in his life, and that, with no need for words, she recognized the same thing. He was more certain of it than of anything in the world. He had been told by his parents and grandparents that he must fall in love and really know a person before becoming committed. But maybe people who felt that way had never learned the universal language. Because, when you know that language, it's easy to understand that someone in the world awaits you, whether it's in the middle of the desert or in some great city. And when two such people encounter each other, and their eyes meet, the past and the future become unimportant. There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. It is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in the world. Without such love, one's dreams would have no meaning."
-Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

I read this description of love today. I'm not so sure there's only one someone for every someone out there, but I do think there's a very certain feeling you get when you meet your spouse: the "I think I'm more compatible with you than anyone I've ever met" feeling. Just weeks after I met JD, I was driving home with a friend after hanging out with him and his buddies and I verbalized what I'd been feeling for days, "I am going to marry him." I was in the passenger seat and she laughed with surprise.

Her: "Do you really think so?"
Me: "I haven't said that out loud yet."
Her: "Do you really think so?"
Me: "It's so weird. I'm so confused. But I really think so."
Her: "Wow."
Me: "Yeah, I know. Am I crazy?"
Her: "It's not crazy if it's what you feel."

And I pretty much felt it then, but fought it for a few months. Although I was so stressed and it was so hard at the time, it seems almost comical to me now how much my heart and head fought. My heart was right and I should've known.

The connection I have with JD now really is a beautiful thing. I'm grateful for the life we've created together. I read the description, "twin soul," (in the excerpt above) and couldn't think of better words to describe our relationship. It's like we're the same now. So much of who we are, and how we act, and what we say is intertwined.

We're twin souls, and I kind of really like it.


The Boultons said...

Aw so cute! I really like that definition of love. Your so good with words as well. I can really related to everything you're describing. You guys are cute and I love that we are friends!

Holly said...

I read The Alchemist about a year ago. It is full of such great quotes! I loved it! ....maybe that isn't what I should be leaving a comment about since your post was more about your beautiful companionship with JD, but whatever :)

Summer said...

it was so good, i agree!