while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
~ Lao Tzu
Love is... I have no flicking clue. I don't.
I feel like I'm not so sure what 'Love is' at all. I wonder at this stage in my life 'IF' I will ever know "love like that" again... & I wonder if is the twitch or is it me. Some days it becomes exhausting and I have to stop. Stop even thinking of love.
I'm not alone.
I 'think' I express my love many times only to have it not returned & even rejected - lol. Welcome to the world. We are all loved and rejected by someone at some point in our lives. My only advice there, is let go.. what is the point. Hanging onto someone who does not like/love you in not good for your care.- you are limiting yourself to the universe to find a love that desires & deserves.
To have someone 'special" is love - but there is so much more to love. Here is an interesting read on love. I enjoyed:
That 90-second conversation you had with the stranger this morning while walking your dog? If there was eye contact, a sense of connection, and mutual respect — that’s love. Whenever we exchange smiles or friendly gestures with strangers, or take a little extra time to have warm exchanges with people we see every day, those “micro-moments of positivity” change us at the biological level
Love is every where: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/love-is-everywhere.html
These bears come from 'no where'. They did not start out as love- I was feeling very doleful when I decided to "paint something!" No sketch and quite often NO idea on what I am going to draw. Slowly, I become immersed in it, I want to get the positioning just right, I imagine her smiling down into his face- I have to pretend in my mind to get a successful drawing. Soon I find myself smiling down at the painting. Do what you love.
I had to laugh out loud when painting this.. Storm walks in my office and asked me - "Are those bears doing it?" in the tone of- "are you painting porn?" LOL! I said - "They are hugging! & what if they are, two adult bears?" After he left my office I had a new appreciation from my bears and a giggle- clearly, I have been able to achieve expressing an emotion - I still do feel inside. Love.
If you are alone this Valentines day.. use your imagination. Daydream.
You will feel the love start to grow.. make it happen. Make love about that smile you share with a stranger.. forget 'who you are to love" and continue to do what you love.
& IF all else fails- THROW yourself into your work- mine happens to be drawing about love this month. Hahahaha