A friend and I were chatting the other night. As we were discussing a certain matter, lightly, he referred to my "green eyes", (in fact, my eyes are of hazel colouring). He, of course, was speaking metaphorically. However, our light-hearted conversation got me thinking.
Being an honest person, I freely admit there have been times I have felt jealousy. No doubt, while I still have red blood flowing through my veins, I will continue to be jealous over certain issues.
I'm never jealous over another's wealth, fancy house, car...material things like those. However, if I care for someone special, if my feelings are deeper than 'care', of course I feel twinges of jealousy if I see other women fawning over him. I feel proud that he is worthy of 'fawning over', too, by the way. That proves what good taste in men I have! It would prove the man of my choice was worthy of my feelings and of his position on top of the high pedestal upon which I've placed, but that doesn't mean I haven't felt a little jealous at times. If I didn't, I wouldn't be human! Well, at least, I wouldn't be "Lee"! I'm a Scorpio. I'm a passionate, possessive lover! If I love someone, I don't want to share him! Nothing can be more simpler than that! Would you want to share your loved one? Of course not! Some do, I guess...but I'm not one of them, never have been and never will be.
To some that could be a weakness in another, jealousy, that is...so be it.
I've never stooped to jealous lows of pulling out hair or other acts of violence. That's not who I am, but I have, at times hurt quietly on the inside, while keeping up a brave face on the outside with no one being the wiser, other than myself. Love, emotion, jealousy, envy...strange feelings, sometimes, often times, beyond our individual control. They do take on a life of their own forcing us to go with the flow.
A little jealousy hurt no one, I believe, as long as one does not let it take over, never pandering to it or handing it power. As long as you look at the reality of a situation that caused you those jealousy tingles, you will be okay...and so will I!