Further along, the road of love is affirmed with our 5th installment as we take on 3 more inflections of love. Have we learned anything? Is the going on the particle accelerator of romance reaping anything new or do we smash into one another, scratch our heads because we have more questions than answers. They say only a fool talks of love. Well, I don’t see an end to our foolishness, so here goes.
They say that love is of the universe, beyond time, a great equalizer amongst men and women. But being in love is to know it’s complications, it’s perplexities, and it’s paradoxical situations. Yet with all love’s obstacles that we may face we still dream and long for its sense of wonder, the smile it brings to a face, the light it shines on the world we know. Maybe that’s the rub for love and all its complexities instill a sense of being alive in each of us, for to live is to taste life and all its situations, good and bad. And what does love do but throw us into the mix and we accept and integrate with this amalgamation and all the pain and glory it may bring to our lives.
Yet why all the complications from something so universal, so critical that it puts all on the same level? Maybe the term universal is the key, for love is beyond our world, beyond our particulars that we color our lives in. It doesn’t see or know our pettiness, our reasons. For the echelon love journeys down from is beyond opposites, beyond concepts, it is not a word but an energy all its own which we can only hope to be lucid enough to feel its transcendence. From that height the decision to love is simple, all temporal concepts put aside.
“Love, what a mess it can bring to your life, guaranteed to screw things up, but what a glorious screw-up. For it is out of this world, of the universe.”
We become a vessel of and for love, for the joy and sorrow, we have found because we loved. The joy’s in accepting oneself, which is the hat trick. We become a sum of all the parts of love we have given and received… past, present, and future to come. But remember one’s evolution in love or else we may get numb to the parts that make up the sum.
Thus we become a victim of our own situation. Give a purpose for all the parts of love that have evolved to make us who we are, channel the negative energy and wake up to the play of the universe. For remember, the heart is stronger than the mind.
“Love between two people though parted will last as long as the love is remembered.”
-Bette Davis, ‘All This and Heaven too’
Keep your love protected from the eyes of the world, so the covetous demons of doubt and fear can’t penetrate loves holy circle. Let it be contained in the hollowed boundaries of two hearts. For society, friends, family, and enemies can stretch love even in it veiled form. But once it’s published, this elasticity can rupture and turn pure love between two into a fight against the world. For others are envious of what they see and don’t have, but in a hermetically concealed union, they don’t want what they can’t see.
*Photos courtesy of Pixabay