Isn’t it funny how
We’re aware of our partners weaknesses
yet we continue to excuse them
Explain them away
to the World
The words they speak
It all has a reason, doesn’t it?
Aloof – “He only has time for his circle of friends.”
Moody – “He works too much, doesn’t get enough sleep.”
Loose with words – “He likes to speak his mind.”
Uptight – “It’s only because she values tradition.”
Judgmental – “She’s hard on others because she’s hard on herself.”
Is love that blind?
Or are we too critical with indifference?
(Actually he’s egocentric;
Actually he’s insulting;
Actually he’s heartless;
Actually she’s choleric;
Actually she’s sanctimonious).
Should we be harder on our partners
and kinder to strangers?
Should we expect more of those dearest to us
and let the others look after their own, withholding all judgment?
Should hate be blind?
… now that’s a thought.