This Sweet Film Will Teach You A Lesson About Love And Relationships

This Sweet Film Will Teach You A Lesson About Love And Relationships
Gema Sánchez Cuevas

Written and verified by the psychologist Gema Sánchez Cuevas.

Last update: 21 December, 2022

A lot is and has been said about love throughout our existence, and although it seems to have multiple definitions, the problem is that beyond its content, love is something that is felt, which is why words can do so little to describe it…

There is romantic love, wild love, fleeting love, eternal love… true love. It all depends on how the people who meet each other experience the future under its effects…it all depends on how those people agree to build it… wait, build it?

Yes, build it… because love is born suddenly, but maintaining it is a two-man construction task accomplished by people who agree to keep going, growing personally and together… The short film that we bring you today may help you to understand this.

One love, one encounter

It is possible that things could have happened for you just like they did for the protagonists of our short film, “Taking Pictures,” and you suddenly found love at first sight. Or maybe your love was the fruit of a slow growth between the other person and yourself over time

The fact of the matter is that, however it may have happened, your love went on getting stronger after each encounter that you had. The first times were brimming with emotion and enthusiasm; imprisoned by infatuation, your only motivation was “to see each other again,” where a few hours until the next encounter became an eternity, as happens in the film.

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed”

-Carl Gustav Jung-

Picture on Camera

But little by little, those uncontrolled emotions started to calm down and strengthen into something more solid, with no packing and no craft: a true love, an authentic love, that pleasant, enriching regularity that sometimes shows its twists and turns, as well, but despite these, what takes precedence is the desire to be together.

Love and building a relationship

So then, you have not gotten here simply by the force of love and its powerful magic. You have both participated in your relationship much more than what you might think… You have grown together, strengthening your relationship, thanks to the secret of love…

And what is the secret of love? The fact that you do not know does not mean that you have not been its builders or designers… The wisdom for your relationship to continue is implicit in each one of you and as such in what the two of you have built, your relationship.

“Loving is not just caring deeply, it’s above all else understanding”

-Francoise Sagan-

The secret to making an authentic love that lasts and stays alive can be found in your effort, in your dedication to building your relationship step by step, moment by moment; in your willingness, in the investment of being together despite the storms and acting as the other person’s support system in their darkest or most necessary moments, of relishing in the happy moments together…

Your love is built on the investment that you make by continuing to grow together under the influence of love, you yourselves acting as the builders of your relationship with great determination and, of course, feelings.

Because the magic of first encounters, despite being precious and glowing, is filled with passion and feelings that overwhelm us, it is not enough to give way to an authentic and healthy relationship, because it can fade away over time…

Couple Looking at Camera

In love, you bet on the same horse

Now that you know the secret of love and building a relationship, we must not forget to mention another important aspect that you must keep in mind: in love, you bet on the same horse.

Although each of us may have their own tastes and peculiarities, their values, their way of doing things, and their way of being, and of course, although we may be in a relationship, each person’s individuality must be respected. The truth is that in love, you bet on the same horse: the relationship.

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction”

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery-

This means that along with respecting the intimacy of each member of the relationship, there must be an agreement about where we are heading. Well, we cannot grow together if our paths, desires, or visions do not have something in common.

This short film uses this as a metaphor. Both protagonists suddenly find themselves enthusiastic and excited, each one of them with an individual goal – to capture the beauty of a dove in a photograph – which later turns into a common goal.

And herein lies the wisdom of a relationship, in knowing how to be one being when we are two so that we may build love betting on the same horse: the relationship.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.