Being In Love — 3 Comments

  1. I have often contemplated this very topic. Not the cats grooming part, so much. ha! But, rather, the distinction of love vs in-love. As you have pointed out, most folks use the term “in love” interchangibly (sp?) with what I consider “in lust.” This could be a nice topic of conversation for one of our strolls, Ted.

    I suppose my view is that being “in love” would reflect an open willingness on both parties to witness each other with love… not owning… not holding… and, certainly not withholding… and that this type of relationship could very well last a long time. After all, we are all such interesting creatures!

  2. While part of what we perceive comes through our senses from the object before us. The larger part always comes from our own mind.. Wm James

  3. Curious that when I stumbled on your website (ie. search: cultivating acceptance), I inadvertently hit the topics button and of the list I chose LOVE. That, in and of itself, could be a metaphor for life. Do we gravitate towards love….even if we don’t exactly know what is to follow? I certainly didn’t think that your writings would express your doubt of LOVE. And yet, I read the whole passage. And what is this “in love” of which we speak? When did love suddenly become a location? A destination? “Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?” [Note: This writer has children, forgive her for wafting back into character.] Now that the discussion is on the table (assumed since the blog is public), I was at one of those hip & trendy clothing stores today and the young girl at the check-out was pushing a pen & paper at me, “Write down something you love”. Does sleeping-in count? Should I say pina coladas or getting caught in the rain? I pushed the pen, I love “A Cure 4 Cancer”. I handed the paper back to the young girl, she put it on a stack of other papers, in which the paper beneath mine said “UNICORNS”. I laughed at my philanthropic nature and thought, how ironic that unicorns don’t exist. Perhaps this person does not believe in love. And then even deeper… I thought, a child must have written this, a love without doubt and a full imagination that won’t let the realness of the world stop LOVE from taking place. I can go on about love and my own personal thoughts on it, as wide and varied as that is, but for now…I love that I came across this message and I was able to reflect on LOVE as it happened in my life today. <3

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