If You Love Someone, Set Her Free…

Are we butterflies, birds, barnyard animals, or people? I don’t remember when I first heard the phrase, “If you love someone, set her free…” The implication being that you cannot capture someone to love.

Like a butterfly that might be damaged during capture, forever destroying the beauty, setting free the creature you wish to possess may entice a return to grace your vision yet again.

Or, some other such nonesense. Love isn’t a butterfly. It’s a battlefield. I heard it on the radio.

The Original:
If you love someone,
Set her free…
If she comes back, she’s yours,
If she doesn’t, she never was….

The phrase is appropriate for someone who’s losing at love. Perspective is everything, so what if the same view toward lost love came from, say Shakespeare?

Shakespeare:
if you love someone,
Set her free ….
If she ever comes back, she’s yours.
If she doesn’t, here’s the poison, suicide
yourself for her.

You get the idea. We view the same thing from different perspectives in life. These are some of my favorites:

Optimist:
If you love someone,
Set her free ….
Don’t worry, she will come back.

Suspicious:
If you love someone,
Set her free ….
If she ever comes back, ask her why.

Patient:
IF you love someone,
Set her free ….
If she doesn’t come back, continue to wait until
she comes back.

Lawyer:
If you love someone,
Set her free,
Clause 1a of Paragraph 13a-1 in the second amendment of the
Matrimonial Freedom Act clearly states that…

Mathematician:
If you love someone,
Set her free ….
If she ever comes back, 1 + 1 = 2,
If she doesn’t, Y = 2X – log(0.46Y^2 + (cos(52/34X)) x 5Y^(-0.5)c) where c
is the infinite constant of no turning point.

New Generation:
If You Love Someone,
Set it free,
If It Comes Back, It is Yours
If It Doesn’t, Hunt it Down and Kill It…!!! OR
PERHAPS REPORT TO IMMIGRATION THAT SHE/HE IS AN ILLEGAL

Marketing Specialist :
If you love someone
set her free
If she comes back she has brand loyalty
If she doesn’t, reposition the brand in new market

Got a favorite spin on an old favorite phrase? Try me. Today I’m easy.

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