Love, love, love
On this day where people celebrate love, I wish you all much of it, and much happiness. I am providing a few quotes about the subject, since I am currently at a training, have been up for a long day, and am too tired to write anything inspiring myself (assuming that people occasionally find what I write at least mildly inspiring). So I will use the words of others.
- The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. ~Mother Teresa
- Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving. ~Kahlil Gibran
- Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame. ~Henry David Thoreau
- Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. ~Jean Anouilh
And I heard this beautiful poem on a recent podcast of “Being”. I found it quite powerful:
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.
by Derek Walcott
Hope you live a life filled with love and joy.