Sunday, November 4, 2012
....and what about LOVE? Live, Learn, Love are usually used inseparably. Looking at this picture, I couldn't help but notice that the leaf is slightly heart-shaped. As humans, we were created in God's image, so we were created with the ability to love. To give love, and to receive love. We crave love. We need love. Maybe that's why my eye went straight to the greenery and saw a heart. I guess subconsciously, that's what I wanted to see. I guess. Now, I don't wanna get all 'sappy' here so let me throw out this disclaimer: I'm not big on love poems, romance movies (though I'm not gonna lie - I loved "The Notebook"....and even cried. wow.) and the like. However, one of my favorite poems is called "Love Is Not All" by Edna St. Vincent Millay. An excerpt:
"Yet many a man is making friends with death,....for lack of love alone."
I have loved this amazing poem for years and I implore you to google it if you've never heard of it. Basically, the poem speaks of the irony of this.thing.we.call.love. All of what it's not, yet all of what it is. Love is not tangible, there is no sustenance nor salvation behind love. Or....is there? Love is not everything. Or....isn't it?
Love is a paradox indeed, and I, like many people, am not sure how I feel about love. I am human, so I guess I do want it. To give it and receive it. But crave? Ehhhh......
I guess the point of this random rambling is: How do you know when you've found love? When you met your husband/wife/significant other, how did you know they were the One? How did you know it was this.thing.we.call.love?
Can a square peg in a round hole result in love? Who knows. Who cares, really. I guess you learn as you go, and maybe that's the whole point of life. You live and you learn. And maybe love isn't everything. Love is not all. Or....is it?