New book/story idea: Life is a bit of a game, and as a result you’re put in the vicinity of your soulmate. Not right next door per se, but somewhere within your range of life such that you will encounter this person, such as the friend of a friend, someone you work with, a person you run into at a store, etc. So the game is, out of all the people you meet as your life unfolds, can you identify your soulmate? And maybe as a secondary plot, how do you handle it if you get get close but make a mistake ... say you marry a person which creates circumstances that put you in the vicinity of your soulmate, and you later realize your mistake?
“I didn’t want to kiss you goodbye — that was the trouble — I wanted to kiss you good night — and there’s a lot of difference.”
You have watered seeds of love in me.
I will water seeds of love in someone too.
“Why, darling, I don’t live at all when I’m not with you.”
“Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I would like to see you living in better conditions.”
~ Hafiz (here’s a link to the full poem)
As a guy who’s been unconscious seven times I like this, “You have one life” quote. Take it from me, when your lights go out, one of the main thoughts you’ll have is, “I wish I had done <fill in the blank>.”
(The quote appears to be by Beardsley Jones, and the image was put together by tinybuddha.com.)
“If you care about someone you have to let them be the person they are, not the person you want them to be. Otherwise, what’s the point?”
~ From an episode of “Death in Paradise”
“Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.”
~ Shakespeare, Sonnet 116 (as heard in Midsomer Murders)
I started reading the book Walking Each Other Home by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush a few nights ago, and if you like Ram Dass, you’ll like this book. This is an image from early in the book about a “pretty fierce journey.”
Last night I watched an episode of Father Brown where Mrs. McCarthy was judgmental about something her god-daughter did. (She was the girl’s godmother.) In my mind I thought, “Wow, she sure is judgmental and intrusive in the girl’s life.”
Then this morning I woke up and saw some photos on Facebook involving one of my young relatives that made my skin crawl. When I saw the photos I realized I didn’t know them at all, and I hated what they were doing. I wanted to grab them by the ear and yank them out of those pictures.
So it turns out that giving unconditional love is really hard when you see people you care about doing things that you think are really stupid.