While I was in my usual state of severe stress and frustration recently while doing my makeup, I had a very unusual, yet accurate, thought. If the players of the world were makeup, surely they would be liquid eyeliner? Think about it for a minute… picture the guy who mixes up your emotions the most, it is surprisingly easy to compare him to liquid eyeliner. You want him, but is it worth the hassle? You know 99% of the time it is going to go wrong, but you always take the risk anyway. You can’t fully commit to the situation because you don’t fully trust it and always worry about it going wrong (because like I said before, it usually does!) However, when it goes right, it is perfect, and everything feels amazing. Amazing makeup, amazing man.
Now, think about when your relationship with eyeliner fails, you wipe it off and start again, but your eyes get sore after a while. Aren’t romantic relationships the same? Aren’t we doing the same damage to our heart with some romances as we are doing to our eyes with liquid eyeliner? We keep trying and trying until we eventually settle for it being less than perfect. Sure, we can afford for our eyeliner to be below a certain standard (well, sometimes, maybe…) but I don’t know if we can be expected to do the same with love. Should we ever settle for less than we really deserve? Or should we look at the situation as if the glass is half full and believe that practise makes perfect? Our eyeliner skills improve over time, so maybe the love also will if we keep trying.