Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Hubbell Factor

Your girl is lovely Hubbell. Why don’t you bring her for a drink when you come.
I can’t come, Katie. I can’t…
I know…  ~ The Way We Were (1973)

How many of us remember fondly the great love that we just couldn’t be with?  Whether it was a boyfriend, a lover or a husband, most of us have that one person who no matter hard we tried, no matter how hard we wanted it, no matter how much it seemed to make sense – it just wasn’t meant to be. What is it that makes those seemingly fated relationships doomed to catastrophically fail?  How does a love that feels so right, turn out so incredibly impossible? It is quite simply, the Hubbell factor. 

The Hubbell factor stems from the reality that love does not always conquer all because sometimes, quite simply, life gets in the way.  Sometimes you do find your soul mate but no matter how hard your try or how much you want it, it just doesn’t work. Sometimes it just becomes too difficult to love unconditionally. That’s when the Hubbell factor kicks in and you look to someone easier to love. Instead of challenge, you look for simplicity. Instead of complexity, you look for uncomplicated. Instead of unpredictable, you look for expected. The problem? Instead of interesting, you end up with comfortable. Instead of excitement, you end up with boredom. Instead of striving for greatness, you end up with nothing special.

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