The Cynic Has Become The Converted

…is where almost all make mistakes before, if ever, getting it right. Some waste time in a bad relationships. Others marry the wrong person. Some learn what not to do by being mistreated… and so on. Such things are the threshing love does to make us ready.

From “Brushstrokes of a Gadfly” by E.A. Bucchianeri
_49118553_001929397-2Falling in love is very real,
but I used to shake my head
when people talked
about soul mates,
poor deluded individuals
grasping at some
supernatural ideal
not intended for mortals
but sounded pretty
in a poetry book.
Then, we met,
and everything changed,
the cynic has
become the converted,
the sceptic,
an ardent zealot.