Years ago, when I was falling in love for the first or maybe the second time, someone gave me a black and white print with a beautiful butterfly on it that read, “If you love someone, set him free. If he doesn’t come back, he was never meant to be yours in the first place. But if he does, love him forever.”
I still have the print, although I’m not as attached to the sentiment. However, I saw an updated version on Facebook today that really shows how times have changed. I’ve copied it verbatim.
It reads: “If you like someone, set them free. If they comeback, it means nobody liked them. Set them free again.”
Aside from all the grammatical errors that replaced the sexist tone in the first saying, this one also has a point.
The butterfly was nowhere to be seen.