“When you develop an infatuation for someone you always find a reason to believe that this is exactly the person for you. It doesn’t need to be a good reason. Taking photographs of the night sky, for example. Now, in the long run, that’s just the kind of dumb, irritating habit that would cause you to split up. But in the haze of infatuation, it’s just what you’ve been searching for all these years.”
― Alex Garland, The Beach
This is one of the most apt descriptions of infatuation that I have ever read. I’m sure that there are many more quotes out there, but to me this is perfect.
It really describes how silly we are to view the world perfectly when we are giddy with feelings of infatuation. Even the slightest touch is magical, and even that can be too much. Sometimes it’s all in a look or glance.
Unfortunately the haze is eventually lifted and reality sets in. Either you drift apart and move on, or you stay together and things become bitter. The third and most rare occurence is simply that….you live happily ever after.