Wednesday, 7 September 2011

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Thursday, 1 September 2011

The 'L' word

It's a BIG word. Huge in fact but is thrown around in many ways. 'Love' is a word that is dished out without meaning. Some people say it to their significant other because they feel obligated or as though they are 'supposed to' or some can say it with more malicious intentions...

You hear the horror stories of women or men with bunny- boiling spouses or even a much more sombre example would be the young Irish girl who refused a marriage proposal to her Turkish boyfriend - her family didn't approve - In the end the rejection resulted in the deaths of Marion Elizabeth Graham, 54, and her friend Kay Dinsmore, 50, both from County Down. Local reports said the teenager claimed he decided to kill the women because Graham was standing in the way of his marriage to her daughter. 

These stories of death and sorrow can quash the optimism of a Summer romance. I went to Kusadasi this Summer for a week of fun and frolics with friends  and what scares me is how no matter where you go, getting your heart broken isn't your biggest concern. Unrequited love can be not just the end of a relationship, but the end of lives - and not in the Romeo and Juliet 'star -crossed lovers' sense of the word.

As William Shakespeare once said :“Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares.”