Posted 8/2/2008 4:02 PM (#8292 - in reply to #8289) Subject: RE: Love
What a nice post. My great loves I would have to say involve many different scenarios which manifest into a physical zing in my solar plexus, difficult to describe..they involve usually a feeling of understanding, togetherness and joy along with an unspoken connectivity. This can occur at a baseball game, in a store, gathered around my kitchen table at 3 AM when we all wake up for a gulp of milk at the same time. Those emotions are my great loves.
Thanks for posting, P
Posted 8/2/2008 4:03 PM (#8293 - in reply to #8292) Subject: RE: Love
Location: United Kingdom
Thank you Lori
Posted 8/2/2008 8:23 PM (#8309 - in reply to #8289) Subject: RE: Love
The feeling that I want nothing, that I am totally satisfied and whole. The feeling of desire, longing. The feeling of belonging (ever elusive). The feeling of being loved as much as I love. Holding my child for the first time...I never thought I could love this much, this hard, for this long!
Sensing my purpose, knowing my soul's purpose.
Waking up happy and in a good mood. Waking up to find my plants have grown overnight!
I love the human mind, I love puzzles and secrets and discoveries.
Mostly, I just love being alive.
Cara (aka Kiddo Green)
Posted 8/3/2008 12:53 AM (#8314 - in reply to #8289) Subject: RE: Love
Slightly off topic, but correlary...I am not happy if I am not experiencing Love.
I amke up bed time stories for my son. One goes like this...
A boy leaves home in search of Happiness. Along the way he encounters many creatures who teach him different things:
laughter, playing, and singing
helping a stranger
quiet solitude and reminiscing, telling stories
sharing a feast with family
falling in love
having a family
the story comes full circle when the boy returns to the place where he began and explains that Happiness is Inside and Around, Near and Far, Along and All the Way, beside you and within you. This is his riddle in the beginning and when he returns, he tells it to the next traveler looking for happiness.
I probably could present it more eloquently, but, this is the jist. I change it every time I tell it. Oral tradition so to speak.