Sian – St Valentine’s Day

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The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them. — Thomas Merton

Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift. — Mary Oliver

Love perseveres. It’s people who change. — Paulo Coelho

when you demonstrate love everyday you should have no regrets because you fulfilled one of your key purposes in life. — Priya Sher

To love is to reach God. — Rumi

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. — 1 John 4:8

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. — Rumi

Love has no expiry date. — Priya Sher

The way you make love is the way God will be with you. — Rumi

Pleasure is Nature’s test, her sign of approval. When man is happy, he is in harmony with himself and his environment. — Oscar Wilde

Thoughts of Pilar from By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

Love is always new. Regardless of whether we love once, twice or a dozen times in our life, we always face a brand-new situation.

Love can consign us to hell or to paradise, but it always takes us somewhere. We simply have to accept it, because it is what nourishes our existence. If we reject it, we die of hunger, because we lack courage to stretch out a hand and pluck the fruit from the branches of the tree of life.

We have to take love where we find it, even if it means hours, days, weeks of disappointments and sadness.

“You shouldn’t have asked,” I said. “Love doesn’t ask many questions, because if we stop to think we become fearful. It’s an inexplicable fear; it’s difficult even to describe it. Maybe it’s the fear of being scorned, of not being accepted, or of breaking the spell. It’s ridiculous, but that’s the way it is. That’s why you don’t ask-you act. As you’ve said many times, you have to take risks.”

Wait. This was the first lesson I learned about love. The day drags along, you make thousands of plans, you imagine every possible conversation, you promise to change your behaviour in certain ways – and you feel more and more anxious until your loved one arrives.

But by then, you don’t know what to say. The hours of waiting have been transformed into tension, the tension has become fear, and the fear makes you embrassed about showing affection.

Love is like a trap. When it appears, we see only light, not its shadows.

All these words are just a front, what I really want to do is chain you to my body and then sing for days and days and days about God. — Hafiz

For my lovely friend Sian with all my love on St Valentine’s Day.

Moody Blues – Nights In White Satin
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
The Alchemist

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One Response to “Sian – St Valentine’s Day”

  1. suzanneas Says:

    wish you enough my dear friend

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