Goethe (the astounding writer) stated it well and as some have pointed out in the past, love can make even the most intelligent go blind. Indeed, love can be deceiving. However, it is not in the character of love to be deceiving, it is in the character of the one who loves to deceive. When one looks upon their lover with love, they do not see inherent flaws. Furthermore, those flaws are often looked upon with compassion and with the eyes of a lover. In the Persian language, there is a saying:
"Chesmet ghashang mibineh"
This roughtly translates to, your eyes see beautifully. The correlation between this phrase and that of the lovers perspective is impeccable! There is a 100% match with regards to what I am trying to divulge here. The world may see the beloved with a critical eye and with no emotional attachment but the lover will only see the beloved with the altered perception that love creates. This is why love can be frightful and rather dangerous if not handled properly.
I must admit, as I wrote the last line before this one, I realized that there is a contradiction afoot! When one loves, they love entirely and without restraint. In fact, those who enter love with trepidation will never know TRUE love and all that it can behold. Therefore, my conclusion here is that it is absolutely amazing to love and be loved. It is one of the most powerful emotions that human beings possess. But one must know themselves well and know what it is that they want for their future before they fall. We can't always control when or with whom we will fall in love with but it is important not to forget who we are in the process. This is so that if we fall out of love we can pick up where we left off before the beloved came along.