Lately, I have been binge-watching One Tree Hill on Netflix. There is this Ross and Rachel like couple on it Lucas and Peyton. He is engaged to another girl.
In one of the episodes I saw yesterday, Peyton’s best friend asks her if she is in love with Lucas or with the thought of being in love with him. She admits that it is both actually.
She is in love with him knowing that it cannot happen. And she is in love with the thought of being in love with him, because it is so comfortable to be in that situation. The very idea of being in love with a person who is perfect for you is extremely appealing and can be like that warm, soft blanket you cannot let go off even if the temperatures are rising. Sometimes it is easier to be in that dream world than to face the reality. It is easier to float along than to open your heart and risk losing it again.
These are such blurred lines.