Loving and being able to be loved is a true art form. It is something that one needs to feel to be able to reciprocate, and that is quite a difficult thing to do for many of us. Speaking for myself, I love to love and I love to be loved, but it has taken me years to master the art of loving.
No, I am not talking about The Kama Sutra, that's the art of love-making, a skill which I also happen to be very fond of, but what I am referring to is the emotional aspect of love. That feeling of connectedness, fondness and belonging that comes from a mutual, meaningful, loving relationship. It's the stuff that makes the world seem brighter, the difficulties more tolerable and when it is at it's grandest, it shines with more light than a thousand suns.
Lately I have been getting a lot of love from people that were picking up on my 'stuck' vibe from my last post, and it has certainly helped me to find a pathway out of the forest. Friends and family have been very supportive, and if you are one of those people reading this right now, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. It is your love, kindness and time that has helped me and restored my faith in humanity. Ahh, love. If we could buy it bottled, I would drink it everyday.
I was online earlier and was looking up the actual meaning of 'love' as defined by the dictionary because I thought that it might make a good discussion point when I stumbled on this terrific little piece from the urban dictionary. It is written by some love struck dude called Sabes and I just had to share it with you all.
Love is the greatest gift God ever gave man. Love is not wanting to go anywhere without her. Love is not caring what other people think about the two of you. Love is when you feel depressed and sickly when you're not with her. You feel like your life has no meaning or purpose without her. And that if she wasn't holding your hand you would float away to heaven from where she came. Love is caring for her physically and emotionally. It's telling her everyday, anytime, anywhere, anyhow, for no just reason that you love her. Love is telling her u want to spend the rest of your life with her. Love is wanting to marry her even tho ya'll haven't been dating that long. That you would do anything and everything for her. It's the feeling that you would give up everything just to see her smile or look into her beautiful eyes or hear her soft, soothing voice. Love is pure happiness. Love is the feeling you get when all you have to do is think of her and it brings a smile to your face and a yearning to your heart. Love is not being able to think about nothing but her. Love is having the sweetest dreams about her and waking up with a smile on ur face. Love is an overwhelming feeling of pure bliss when the 2 of u kiss. Love is wanting to hold her in ur arms till the end of time. Love is wishing ur time with her never ends, that your lips would be locked together forever, that she'd be in ur arms till the end of time, that u could cuddle with her for all of eternity. Love is being helplessly and deeply in love with her and knowing your love for her and your feelings for her will never change/end. Love is the world, the world is love, and she is the world to me.
And what more can I say Sabes? You nailed it man, you really nailed it.
Release Date: 1990
Running Time: 106 mins
This fantasy romance, written and directed by Anthony Minghella, craps all over the movie Ghost when it comes to reunifying with lost loved ones. This odd, touching and quirky story about love beyond the grave, is an amusing and convincingly heartfelt watch.
Nina is stricken with grief when her boyfriend Jamie passes away. On the verge of agony and despair, Jamie reaches out to Nina from the other side, and the two have a wonderful reunification. However, Jamie's behaviours and his need to spend time with his new friends from the after life, begin to annoy Nina, and she starts to pull away from him.
There is something so beautiful about the character of Jamie, who clearly comes back to comfort Nina, but to also point out all of the flaws in their relationship, so that she can move on with her life. I was deeply moved by this movie and it's selfless storyline.
Alan Rickman is dryly funny as Jamie and Juliet Stevenson is energetically charming as Nina, and the pair have a good and conceivable chemistry on screen, making the film sweet without being sickly.
FINAL SAY: The capacity that people have to love...Where does it go?
3.5 Chili Peppers