Monday, August 25, 2008

Everybody Plays The Fool

"Maybe I'm a fool to feel the way I do/but I will play the fool forever/Just to be with you forever" - Whitney Houston "I Believe In You And Me"

I love that lyric but it got me to thinking..... To me it speaks to unconditional love and hanging in there when all signs point to the fact that you should probably let it go. In the best ending to a story like that, things will work themselves out and you will have yourself a love affair to remember. In the worst ending to a story like that, one day you will finally snap the fuck out of it and ask yourself "What hell was I on!??!?!"

But hey I don't blame a dreamer for dreaming. Yall know about me and these dreaming eyes of mine. And you will rarely get shit in this life if you don't try, so one cant be faulted for that either. The Main Ingredient told us all that 'everybody plays the fool and there's no exception to the rule'. As far as love goes...I'm not sure there is a truer lyric that has been uttered.

So the question that begs to be asked is where the line drawn?

Some people have zero tolerance for love changes and will pull the plug at the first sign of anything resembling disharmony, while others can inexplicably hang in there and give a confessed cheater a million and one chances. I guess it all comes down to the individual.

You ever played the fool before? Where do you draw the line?


Noe said...

Ok. Nobody wants to reveal numbers, but even if I wanted to, I couldn't count the times I've played the fool. There is no harm in that. Everyone has done it.

Now some folks just don't know when to say when. That is the point when they are no longer "playing" the fool, they are the dam fool!
In this life you have to have what I like to call "dealbreakers". You know, limitations that you set for what you will and will not take from the one ya love. The problem most have is taht they don't stick to them. lol
I guess the bottom line is that everyone has their own set of dealbreakers. Me, I take no shorts and accept no losses. Three strikes baby, because I just don't have the energy for extra innings in the same ol' game!

Btw, Yes, I've been working on that listing thing. ;-)

T.C. said...

you know what...honestly "playing the fool" you know in your heart that something is going on, and you know you dont' like the person in certain ways either, you are just waiting for things to get "better"

now don't get me wrong i am all for scrapping it out to make it..but not to be a fool...not anymore...

im setting standards and STICKING to them the next go round

Darius T. Williams said...

Ha...I think we've all played the fool at one point or another. And you know, we'll continue playing the fool as long as we need to. We get caught up in that shit - it feels good, it tastes good, it looks good - so naturally, we play the fool.

I think at one point or another though, something clicks. I don't know what it's called or when it happens - but when it does, you know exactly what it is. And then we realize we've been doing the damn dummy all this time. But until that happens, we'll keep the blinders over our eyes and keep playing...the fool that is!