Underneath, It’s All the Same Love. ~ Kristy Gustafson

Via Kristy Gustafsonon Jul 16, 2013

Love is love equality

Love is love.

History has a way of repeating itself a little too often…

Too many times we’ve seen the struggles of people fighting for what they believe in. Fighting for what’s rightfully theirs. Fighting for equality.

So, what’s different this time around?

Sure, the word “equality” is dressed a bit more colorfully, but really, what’s the difference?

Throughout history, people constantly fixate on this idea of tradition. However, tradition by any other name is simply habit. And habits, as we all know, are not always a good thing.

At this point in our lives, we are finally beginning to break one of these negative—not to mention ancient—habits and moving towards change.

And I think I speak for everyone when I say: It’s about time.

Straying away from tradition can be unnerving and, like anything worth fighting for,

it’s not going to be easy.

It will, however,

be worth it.

When all is said and done, are we not simply fighting for love?

Love of another human being?

Love of love itself?

A distinct concept of love has been planted in our heads since we were young. We grow up with things like fairy tales that paint pictures in our minds of how it’s supposed to be, yet we constantly disregard how it really is.

Love is out there,

And I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but

it rarely occurs in the rom-com, knight in shining armor saves the damsel in distress, recite poetry about her beauty from below the balcony, “Babe, you float on the giant door while I freeze to death in the below-zero water” sort of way.

And if it does? Someone please tell me where to start hanging out.

At the end of the day,

(And the beginning and middle…)

Love is love.

It comes in all shapes and sizes, all colors, dialects, genders, you name it.

It’s in our nature to love.

So then,

why go through all this trouble to prevent something that’s natural?

Once again, history repeats itself.

But this time, in an amazing way.

Eyes have been opened.

A revolution has begun.

However, we must not forget,

“No law can change us.

we have to change us.”

Forget tradition.

Fight for what is right.

Because underneath,

it’s all the same love.

Like elephant love on Facebook.

 

Ed: Dejah Beauchamp & Brianna Bemel

About Kristy Gustafson

Kristy Gustafson is a creative and driven California girl at heart, studying journalism/advertising and psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder and pursuing her passions and embracing her inner Boulderite through yoga, skiing, eating, sleeping and all the adventures in between. As a power yoga instructor, Isagenix cleanse associate and lover of the outdoors, she loves staying active and healthy. Kristy enjoys writing, photography, exploring, laughing and having her mind blown. Check out her website for more information.

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