Love and Life: How People Describe Them
Everybody Wants them, But What Are They?)
Reminds me of a song by the band. Foreigner: “I Want to Know What Love Is!” which is sung by numerous artists, so compelling is the message, that it captures our hearts and imaginations. From a life of heartache and pain, the protagonist doggedly continues on his search for love, hence the title of the song: “I Want to Know What Love Is!” Clearly the protagonist has never had any rewarding experience of love, that is our first inference. Second, we hope that he has NOT put the rest of his life “on hold”, while he waits for love to drop into his lap. Third, we get the impression that he is labouring under some sort of a handicap, or that he is trying too hard!
Have you ever heard this said about love? “Love is like a butterfly, the more you chase it the more it eludes you. But if you quietly turn your attention to other things, it comes and
alights softly on your shoulder!” The first part of the statement is definitely true. The second part, “whether it will come and sit softly on your shoulder at some point” - will depend on the handicaps/circumstances of your life. One thing is for sure: turning your attention to other things, if they are worthwhile, will make you grow and mature as a person. Never a truer statement than this: “Happiness is making a bouquet out of those flowers within reach”.
However you define “flowers”, perhaps something creative that brings happiness to you as well as others - could that also be seen as a form of happiness??!!!