Monday, March 10, 2014

From A Heart

What the rain can do for a well, so can the language from an illuminated heart. 

         Emerson said, "Do you love me?" means "Do you see the same truth?" or at least, "Do you care about the same truth?” I watched The Bachelor (Juan Pablo Galavis) finale tonight where they could not answer any of these questions. It was a disappointment because love happens everywhere, all the time. It is this moment, the next moment, the blips and the eternities between moments. Love is also realizing that instead of being on each other's teams, you now constitute your own team.
        There is an ancient Chinese proverb: "An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break." Nietzsche believed “invisible threads are the strongest ties". I would like to think that any poetically inclined person recognizes the value of the mysterious - or the emotions that cannot be conjured or explained with words. Love perhaps is the greatest of these, it is the feeling of comfort, the enjoyment of a knowing glance in a crowded room. It is the emotion that no explanation can do justice.
       In the words of Rumi:
"I have phrases and whole pages memorized,
but nothing can be told of love.
You must wait until you and I
are together.
There is some kiss we want
with our whole lives."
       Conversely, one thing is for sure, when you experience that kiss, you'll know it's love.

Someone Like You (2011), Adele

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