Monday, July 26, 2010

The Thing About Love

Love is a funny thing.

It snuck up on me, grew on me, taught me surprising things.

Love comes in so many packages: fraught with prickles and pokes, gratitude and passion. Every human emotion seems to apply as a condiment for love.

Of course, we get annoyed with our loved ones. Naturally, we all do. We spend most of our time with those that we love the best. Or we grow to love the ones we spend the most time with. And so, we see each other in all of our humanity, in all of our tenderness and frailities. The beauty as well as beauty's dark underbelly.

Then, of a sudden, all of that is stripped away. Love in its nakedness, in its purity, stands alone. At birth and at death. At these rare and isolated moments in time, love is shining and perfect. And I look at it with gratitude for the gift that it is.

7 comments:

Sarah Anderson said...

Beautiful Diana, as is your new blog banner :)

Megan Greenholt said...

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Cassie Shella said...

That was such a lovely sentiment - a nice way for me to end my day. Have a Blessed week...

Cynnie said...

I could not have said it better myself........beautiful and moving....thank you!

Rosemary said...

Thank you, Diana. The moments when we find ourselves awash in love's purity are like staring at the sun -- the only preparation for that kind of light is surrender.

Teddi said...

she's a poet as well as an artist

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