What a bitter, extraordinarily-timed question.
I don’t put her on a pedestal; I was excited because I was going to be meeting her for the first time this weekend. Pardon my exuberance; I’ll try to keep joy out of my dealings with my fellow Tumblr users from now on.
Have you ever been in love, anon? Have you been loved? It’s a strange phenomenon, I’ll admit; it’s not that you put your beloved on a pedestal — you simply don’t care what their flaws are. Everyone is human. I am, you are, and she is. We all have flaws and we all should have people who are willing to overlook them; nobody is without their own hang-ups and drawbacks. The difference is, when you love someone, you are meant to do so nearly unconditionally.
At least, that’s the way it is for me. I love her, and I will treat her as such. She deserves the world, and I intend to do my very best to give it to her. If I can’t, I would be happy just knowing that she found someone who can. It’s what she deserves.
Even if I were to put her on a pedestal, why do you care? Is it so intrusive in your life that you cannot bear to struggle on without sending me vitriolic messages? Love is a pedestal of its own, I suppose. If treating her like the wonderful human being she is can be considered ‘putting her on a pedestal,’ so be it. I refuse to treat her any less like the angel she is simply because an anonymous Tumblr user disapproves. It frightens me, however, to consider how you must treat your own loved ones if the affection with which I regard her bothers you so.
In any case — no, I don’t think I put her on a pedestal. I merely try to get her to understand just how worthy of love and happiness she is. I may or may not be successful in that, and I certainly do not deserve the chance, but I will try regardless. As a friend of mine worded it, I prefer her flaws to others’ virtues.
Hopefully one day you’ll find someone who brings you transcendental happiness, so that nobody else will have to find such sourness in their inbox.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a pedestal to set up.