Ready

 

My heart was broken, then shattered again and a third time, and more. I settled. I was hurt by staying where I shouldn’t have. I spent years alone. I learned. I healed. I grew. So by the time you came along I was ready to love and be loved.

By an Elephant Article by Kate Rose
reknitted heart…our deepest
heartbreak
is only meant
to help lead
us to the love
of our life
because
without it,
we might
never know
what that
actually
looks like.

Lean In

The experience of my heart urges caution. My memory says be careful. My spirit says “lean in” and let yourself be known. I hesitate. Yet there is something about you that attracts me like iron to a magnet.

German-born poet, novelist, and painter Hermann Karl Hesse
lean in copyLove must
have
the strength
to become
certain
within
itself.
Then it
ceases
merely
to be
attracted
and begins
to attract.

Right Now

Love …
…usually arrives unpredictably like a rain shower. No matter how much you try to anticipate its arrival, you don’t really know it has begun until love is upon you.

Written by an unknown/anonymous writer
Couple-Dancing-In-The-RainRight now
someone
you haven’t
met is out
there
wondering
what it
would be
like to
meet someone
like you.

First posted here on April 24, 2013

Consider the Eternity

Love is the longest four letter word in the English language. To understand, one need only consider the eternity it takes before a response after telling someone for the first time that you love him or her.

Canadian author and speech pathologist Vesna Bailey
I love you couple - www_LoveTickets_blogspot_com…you are
my rainbow
to keep.
My eyes
will always
be watching
you;
never will
I lose
sight of
you.

First posted March 29, 2013

A Hundred Cautions

Is it possible? Could it be true? Could I match someone so well she turns out to want only me as much as I want only her? Logic spins a hundred cautions. My heart trumps their appearance ten-fold with love.

By little known American writer, Michaela Ruiz
double sunset twoI think that we
were both
the same star
in the beginning
of the universe
and as the star
exploded
we drew apart.
Our atoms
merging
into two
different bodies,
but over time
our atoms
found a way
and found
each other again.

Waited So Long For You

Sweetheart…
Without a hint of warning you appeared; a stranger, yet someone I already knew. This knowing beyond knowing is unnerving if I allow my thinking mind to ponder it. Yet, my heart is certain in its conviction to love you. I’ve waited so long for you.

American Catholic archbishop, Fulton J. Sheen
wp-heart-paintingPatience
is not
an absence
of action;
rather it
is “timing”…
it waits
on the
right time
to act,
for the right
principles
and in the
right way.

Beyond Mere Externals

Sweetheart…
When we’re not together, I’m good. My life is rich. But when you’re near, I’m more than good; my life is richer. So completely you have seized my attention. So soon you have taken up residence in my heart.

Author and American Christian pioneer Ellen G. White
two-hearts-graffiti-love-carol-leighTrue love is not a strong,
fiery, impetuous passion.
It is, on the contrary,
an element
calm and deep.
It looks beyond
mere externals,
and is attracted
by qualities alone.
It is wise
and discriminating,
and its devotion
is real and abiding.

Image:"Two Hearts Graffiti Love" by Carol Leigh

Unfold In Reality

My Dear…
You have settled into my near constant thoughts, yet we hardly know each other. There is a familiarity about you that whispers I have known you before. Maybe it’s only a dream trying to unfold in reality.

Author, poet and philosopher C. JoyBell C.
couple-talking-conversation-roxanna-salceda-bwFor some
people,
“the point
of no return”
begins at
the very
moment
their souls
become aware
of each others’
existence.

My Beat Up Heart

Sweetheart…
My heart has been broken many times. And there I bear the burden of knowing I have hurt others too often. Like a forest scorched by fire, there is much deadwood in my heart. Yet, now I feel the roots of new growth down deep that I had almost given up hope for.

Indian mystic, guru and spiritual teacher Osho
Broken-Heart--1Fear
comes
from
the
mind,
love
comes
from
your
heart;
listen
to the
heart.

Searching for the True

Sweetheart…
Loving you was never a choice. Knowing you first as a friend held my heart open so it could be almost unknowingly filled with you. I overflowed with love for you almost before I was aware of the emotion.

Scottish poet, novelist and translator, Edwin Muir
reimagining-my-lifeYes, yours, my love,
is the right human face.
I, in my mind
had waited for this long.
Seeing the false
and searching for the true,
Then found you
as a traveler
finds a place of welcome
suddenly
amid the wrong
valleys and rocks
and twisting roads.