The Holy Grail of love

“When it comes to relationships, maybe we’re all in glass houses, and shouldn’t throw stones, because you can never really know. Some people are settling down, some people are settling, and some settle for nothing less than butterflies…” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex & The City: Season 5: Episode 8: I Love A Charade

Am talking to Maddi this very minute, and she has come to the conclusion that when it comes to men and relationships, her standards are now so inordinately high that she is destined to end up either alone or unfulfilled. Which now leads to the question: are our standards really too high, or are there people who just can’t seem to meet those stipulations? And if the standards really are that high, then are we doomed to spend our lives in the company of cats — or dogs — while maintaining an endless hunt for the perfect person that our imaginations have conjured up? Or do we settle and be grateful for what we already have and stop the relentless pursuit for what everyone believes is a sure sign of having found the perfect person: the butterflies?

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