“If there’s a woman out there you find truly attractive… who you think about, let’s say, most of the time… who represents even part of what you think makes the world worth fighting for… and who doesn’t view you as an entirely sexless shoulder to lean on… you’ve got to do something about it.”
Angel, Season 5, Episode 14, “Smile Time”
With S̶i̶n̶g̶l̶e̶’s̶ ̶A̶w̶a̶r̶e̶n̶e̶s̶s̶ Valentine’s Day l̶o̶o̶m̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶o̶v̶e̶r̶ ̶u̶s̶ coming up, I thought it appropriate to quote something about romantic love. Specifically, this is about the courage and resolve to act on one’s affections. For Angel, there is a great deal of danger involved in following his heart, but Wesley does not approve of letting one’s fears rule them. To try and live risk-free is to be alone and unhappy, and that is no way to live.
I particularly like Wesley’s stipulations, the things he just mentions as his criteria. We can add to or take away from that to suit ourselves, but my only addition would be the obvious, unspoken, “and both of you are available.” Important detail, that! 😉
While this is already pretty straightforward, what it means to me is, “If you like someone, act on it. Don’t let your fears keep you from your happiness.”