Reflections on Love ...
January 1, 1970Love.
What a small word we use
for an idea so immense and powerful
it has altered the flow of history,
kindled works of art,
cheered the forlorn,
turned tough guys to mush,
consoled the enslaved,
driven strong women mad,
glorified the humble,
fueled national scandals,
bankrupted robber barons,
and made mincemeat of kings.
How can love’s spaciousness
be conveyed in the narrow confines of one syllable?
Love is an ancient delirium,
a desire older than civilization,
with taproots stretching deep
into dark and mysterious days…
The heart is a living museum.
In each of its galleries,
no matter how narrow or dimly lit,
preserved forever like wondrous diatoms,
are our moments of loving and being loved.
- Diane Ackerman, from A History of Love
Happy Valentine's Day.
May you feel the love today, and everyday.
May you be blessed in all ways!
Warmly, Laurie Sue
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway,
Interfaith Minister/Wedding Officiant,
Author, Wedding Goddess:
A Divine Guide to Transforming
Wedding Stress into Wedding Bliss
(Perigee Books/Penguin May 2005),
Spirituality Editor and Columnist,