Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What is love?

Recently, Scottie posted a very interesting vid about how judgement can be skewed by scripture if one stops reading at what one chooses to find. There are many opinions in this world, and we all know the rest of that joke, but in reality folks like to judge. Folks like to place themselves in the position of being right. Righteous? In my life, I've lived in chaos at time. I foolishly lusted, fed hatred with despair, cloaked hope and denial under acceptability, and wandered in darkness. I've looked down on the world in contempt, looked up at it in supplication, and ignored it in withdrawal. I'm now trying to embrace it in love. Well, I wanted to know what was love. So, like any living in this century, I googled it. Here is what I found. "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." - Sophocles "Love stretches your heart and makes you big inside." - Margaret Walker
"Loves makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place." - Zora Neale Hurston

"Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence." - Erich Fromm

"In the final analysis, love is the only reflection of man's worth." - Bill Wundram, Iowa Quad Cities Times

"Love doesn't make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile."

- Elizabeth Browning
"To laugh often and love much... to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to give one's self... this is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love.'' - Mother Teresa


Scottie said...

Grand! I love you.


Anonymous said...

This is good, I keep it with me!

randy said...

Love you too, Scottie! -randy.

randy said...

Beautiful Planet;

I am sorry to be so long responding to your comment. I don't have things set to let me know when I get a comment yet...need to get on that. I am so glad you liked this post. Thanks for joining the ride. -randy.