Love Concussions: A Pondering

March 14, 2011 at 12:34 am 5 comments

My friend recently explained to me that she has roughly “1.4 love concussions” a year.  What may I ask is a “love concussion?”  Is that a carry over from the good ol’ days when cavemen would bang their lady friends over the head and then drag them back to the lair?  Cause love concussions sounds painful and a little like blunt force trauma.

So apparently:

A concussion is a brain injury that may result in a bad headache, altered levels of alertness, or unconsciousness. It temporarily interferes with the way your brain works, and it can affect memory, judgment, reflexes, speech

I mean hold on one second.   When you think about it a concussion does sound an awful lot like falling in love.  Love, concussion, love, concussion.  Are they the same thing??? I mean let us break it down a bit.

1. “brain injury“–Yup, got it there. I mean love makes you ignore that big ol’ brain of yours in favor of the heart. And a lot of times it does result in injury.  So yeah. I would say that works.

2. “a bad headache“– Amen. I mean, really, men are often the cause of my headaches.  They are mysteries. Really straightforward mysteries.

3. “altered levels of alertness“–Again. Check.  People are usually a whole lot less alert when it comes to love.  Walking in to poles–my momma, forgetting that plan with that friend–you know who you are friend of mine.  Just little things that happen when you are high on love–or in this case feeling the symptoms.

4. “unconsciousness“–Had to reign in the dirty mind for a second. I will leave this one alone. Bad Lizzie. Bad.

5. “temporarily interferes with the way your brain works, and it can affect memory, judgment, reflexes, speech“-CHECK.  Seriously, check. Who hasn’t been stupid over a guy? I mean sometimes I think all I am is stupid over guys.  Guys make smart girls do some stupid shit generally–and colloquially–speaking.

So it looks like to me as if “love” and “concussions” are pretty much the same thing.  I mean obviously they are not–but the symptoms seem to match and if I were to Web MD my mysterious love-induced ailments, I might just make the connections.  That said, dearest friend, I have a book for you (a series for the series week!): Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense’s Turbulence by Dana Mentink. It deals with love, concussions, and love concussions.  May it help you through this rough time.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. illicitexplorations  |  March 14, 2011 at 12:41 am

    This was a really cute post, I love it.

    • 2. Lizzie Poteet  |  March 21, 2011 at 1:00 am

      Thank you! I know my friend who currently suffers from these love concussions called me right after and was like: “I am so embarrassed.” But I am glad you enjoyed!

  • 3. Spencer  |  March 14, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I love how you make connections between your cute anecdotes and a certain book. Your segues always make me LOL. I never thought about reading a Love Inspired series (too wholesome for my jaded tastes, haha), but after this, I might just have to give it a shot!

    • 4. Lizzie Poteet  |  March 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm

      Haha thanks. But yeah, I feel a certain obligation to at least connect it somehow back to the romances. I’m sure my good intentions to keep the personal and fictional balanced will end up abandoned by the side of the highway, but for now–I will try to keep the recommendations and the anecdotes as long as possible 😉

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