On love and falling in love
One day my cousin and I, we were on a coffee shop and accidentally met some of his friends. One of his friends brought a friend who just moved in to Indonesia a few months ago. Her name is E. As time rolled by the conversation turned to love and marriage, led by the previous subject of my cousin's recent divorce.
Then E told us that she can only marry the man of her parents choice. There are some reasons in her family that make her cannot do some certain things, and she is expected to conduct in some certain ways. She told me sure she can elope, but that will do no good for her family. She also told us that she always works outside her homeland. I asked her what if she meet someone on the way and fall in love. Then, she answered confidently, "That's not possible. I have a very good self defence. Love can't hurt me."
Love can't hurt me - she said.
I'm not a romantic person, but when I heard she said what she said in the tone that she used to say it to give the meaning behind it, I think she's very sick. To declare something like that you must have been traumatized or something. When she said it I felt like what it really meant is, that it's impossible for her to fall in love with anyone, that's why love cannot hurt her. I wonder if she realised it yet.