Loving someone is a process. Whether that’s God, or that’s another sticky human, it’s a process. The movies will say it’s something different but— no matter how instant that first draw to someone is— love is a building process. It’s doors unlocking. It’s windows breaking. It’s the discovery of new rooms inside of yourself. It’s the dark. And it’s the light. And it’s dark and light all scrambled into one. At the root of it, it’s a slow, trusting, building process that starts with letting someone in.
my sister posted a status about how a nice couple she passed on the way home helped her out when her bike had a flat tire (they had an air pump in their car and they were at a timmie’s not like they drove her anywhere or had her come to their house) and this status was so cute because it’s weird for my sister to express gratefulness for anything.
but then a relative of ours commented saying ‘that was very nice but be careful who you trust’ and it’s so annoying to read that. I understand bad stuff happens and sometimes people who seem nice do turn out to be dangerous. but as far as I’m concerned my sister did nothing unsafe and really putting some faith in the kindness of strangers sounds much safer than rejecting help and continuing to push your bike home across the city at night for maybe another hour or so? :/