Listen to this and be inspired….

For all the amazing single people out there….

on December 14, 2011
English: Apple. Polski: Jabłko.

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Here is another chain e-mail I got called “Apples and Wine”.

This is such an inspiring metaphor. So often, I read singles columns that say that the reason so and so is single is because they need to change themselves. While I agree that self-improvement is a great thing to do when you are single (and even when you are not), I don’t think that the reason most people are single is because there is something necessarily wrong. I just think they haven’t met the right one.

I’ve read that some famous supermodels and actresses, who the media obsesses about, rarely get asked out. The problem is for sure not with their looks and they probably aren’t socially inept either.

Of course we shouldn’t wait forever and we should know that no one is perfect but we should never settle for anyone that doesn’t treat us right or isn’t morally good and sometimes, that type of person is hard to find and thus, it can be “lonely at the top”.

This poem says it perfectly….
Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are
at the top of the tree.

Most men don’t want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of  falling and getting hurt. Instead, they sometimes take the apples from the ground that aren’t as good, but they are easy to get.

The apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they’re amazing. They just have to wait for the right person to come along, the one who is brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree.

Now Men….men are like a fine wine. They begin as
grapes, and it’s up to women to stomp the crap out of them until they
turn into something acceptable to have dinner with.


5 responses to “For all the amazing single people out there….

  1. wobsy says:

    I worry about the concept of wanting to change someone. If my partner wants to change me, is she in love with me or the person she thinks she can turn me into? Maybe I like the crap that she wants to stamp out of me.
    As for the apples at the top: men fear rejection just as much as women. Very few of us are confident enough to approach those who appear unattainable.

  2. soooonalanz says:

    i loved the whole apple concept, but once i got to the grapes part, i fell over laughing…

  3. Thanks Rob! I agree that we should never go into a relationship wanting to change someone. But we should want to grow with them. I think a partnership is best when both partners help each other to become better.

    Although I believe the poem may be a bit extreme, I do believe that wine is an excellent symbol of what it takes to have the ultimate relationship. Grapes on their own are worth way less than wine. Crushing grapes is symbolic of the combining of two separate individuals uniting to form a common bond and home, a new oneness, if you will. Also, as wine ages it becomes more valuable, just like a good relationship should over time.

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