Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Love You Deserve

Iconic guitarist Jimi Hendrix once said, ~When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.~ If you think about it, there can most definitely be a power struggle in a person's heart when it concerns matters of the heart. In a sense, it can be compared to the battle between Superman and Batman in Frank Miller's graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns. For its a tough situation indeed when there is a battle of supremacy of the all powerful Superman who is a representation of love/true love whereas one's thoughts, feelings, and emotions are representing Batman. You see, the world within each one of our hearts is not simply dark and light; its considerably complex to where making the best possible decision isn't necessarily the right one.

As I said before, Superman represents the all powerful force known as love/true love whereas Batman is a representation of our own thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Thinking about it further, for those living the single life like myself make risky, calculated decisions that hopefully count in hopes of stepping out from the darkness of the seemingly grim dating scene and into the bright light of a truly worthwhile relationship. Of course, the power of being/falling in love can cause anyone to feel as if you're absolutely indestructible to the point where nothing or nobody can take you down. Unfortunately, that kind of thinking will lead to one's downfall as The Dark Knight representing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions metaphorically swoop in to serve a much needed dose of a justice style reality check.

Without a doubt, the battle between Superman and Batman in the world of Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns depicts situations where there aren't any heroes and villains. Essentially, you have to really think about what's right and wrong, which tends to involve the "good and evil" revealing all that you're figuring out for yourself isn't all considered black and white. In a sense, that is how true happiness is sometimes as you're asking so many questions that attempting to get that one exact right answer for your own heart can be damn near impossible it seems. In other words, its a fight/battle to keep yourself in all intense and purposes balanced regarding your thoughts, feelings, emotions and the love you want to have with your best friend for life. So, are any of you encountering this type of internal fight/battle right now? Who is winning?

Let me ask you this question who have read the graphic novel or watched on DVD Frank Miller's dark depiction The Dark Knight Returns, did you enjoy the two heroes facing off against each other or would have rather had then working together? I think it's safe to say most people would enjoy the two most notable Justice League members fighting against and not working together. In any case, in order to have a strong, worthwhile relationship two people must not only have a common goal, but they have to inspire one another to change. True, Superman attempted to inspire Batman to change because the world was changing but The Caped Crusader refused to because he didn't like where the change was going. What it primarily comes down to is you don't have to be influenced and be changed by the world to seek/meet/be with someone who turns your darkness into light.

Aaron Eckhart's character Harvey Dent from the movie The Dark Knight said, ~You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.~ In retrospect, there comes a point in pursuit of love that when you get just a small taste of it, in a manner of speaking, you want more. The power of love and the love of power teetering in the balance where one decision leads to either have a heroic or villainous heart. Granted, a person can very get drunk with the power of love so much so they can become incredibly annoying to where you feel the urge to punch them in the face...but I digress. In the end, my advice to each and every of one my fellow Dark Knights still living the proverbial dark shadows of the single life don't settle for the love you want but for the love you deserve.

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