A Question from Her

The great love is gone. There are still little loves – friend to friend, brother to sister, student to teacher. Will you deny yourself comfort at the hearthfire of a cottage because you may no longer sit by the fireplace of a palace? Will you deny yourself to those who reach out to you in hopes of warming themselves at your hearthfire.

When we fall in love, we hope – both egotistically and altruistically – that we shall be finally, truly seen: judged and approved. Of course, love does not always bring approval: being seen may just as well lead to a thumbs-down and a season in hell.

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One thought on “A Question from Her

  1. If it requires something in return, such as approval or validation, it isn’t true and unconditional love.

    Palaces require far too much maintenance. They are for fairy tales and Hollywood movies. Recall the saying from The Little Prince: “perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” (going from memory)

    Cottages can be wonderful and happy places to live, by yourself or with another. It’s a matter of perspective.

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