Photography and Text by Sharon Wang, Copyright 2021
Love is a Decision
“Ah, Moon – and Star!
You are very far –
But were no one
Farther than you –
Do you think I’d stop
For a firmament
Or a Cubit – or so?”
The decision to love is never an easy one to make. It is a mutual commitment from each person that chooses to be in love. The story in this series exhibits a girl who is deeply in love. The setting is my room, where all my emotions are witnessed.
Just by looking at the Polaroids on the wall saturates the room with the smell of sweets, the sound of laughter and the sensation of rising adrenaline. Love offers us the highest highs and it is the energy that gets people through the tedious work. It is the happy annoyance of choosing what to wear for a date. However, love is also a poison.
There is no way for two individuals to share the completely same emotions, and that is when miscommunication and disconnection comes into play. The sadness and disappointment that accompanies the fact that some of our love is not being echoed compels the individual to do silly things — like talking to stuffed animals, wondering what they are thinking, or using substances. Love sometimes loops us into despair. However, the only antidote of love is love itself. It is a touch, a kiss and being in the vicinity of the person on your mind.
After all, love is a decision that we make. It is a fancy trap that lures everyone that falls for it to enter the swirl of every possible feeling, but hey, it is love.
“But, Moon, and Star,
Though you’re very far –
There is one – farther than you –
He – is more than firmament – from Me –
So I can never go!”
— Poem by Emily Dickson, #240
About The Author: Sharon Wang is a sophomore enrolled at Haverford College, Haverford, Pa.