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Joy is the gift of love

Dutch translation / Nederlandse vertaling: Vreugde is het geschenk van de liefde

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Joy is the gift of love. Grief is the price of love. Anger protects that which is loved. And when we think we have reached our limit, wonder is the act that returns us to love.

~Valarie Kaur, in See No Stranger

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Derek Walcott: Love After Love – El amor después del amor

 

Elizabeth Cárdenas - Writer/Escritora

Happy Sunday everyone.

For the past few days, I’d been thinking quite a bit about poetry, and I wasn’t sure why.  Then, while watching my favorite show, Super Soul Sunday, Oprah quoted a few lines from the poem Love After Love by Derek Walcott. My curiosity led me to google it, of course. By the time I finished reading, my eyes were filled with tears. 

Over the past 11 years, I have been going through a spiritual awakening. This poem summed up beautifully what I have not been able to express. I hope you enjoy it.

Love After Love

The time will come 
when, with elation 
you will greet yourself arriving 
at your own door, in your own mirror 
and each will smile at the other’s welcome, 
and say, sit here. Eat. 
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your…

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Live the Four

Christian life is simple, but demands our total being.
It can be summed up in four words,
‘Love God, love people’.
But what about obedience, service, sacrifice etc?
Read the four words again.
It’s all there isn’t it?
We can’t fully love without all of these aspects of life flowing out of us.
Live the love.
The rest will take care of itself.
~ Alan Hermann

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We Danced Once

 

Jewish Young Professional

Other clubbers simply shuffle.

We swing; obviously the cutest couple.

Thought we’d found our groove,

but guilty of repetitive moves

that didn’t take us far

enough – life had raised the bar.

For vintage turns to useless junk

One day, our groove became a funk.

Photo by Yaroslav Shuraev from Pexels

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Written for dVerse and FOWC.

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Why Oldies Are Goldies

Music is something that always vibrates and keeps coming back in all sorts of forms. Regularly artists find again inspiration in older songs , give it some contemporary touch and soon those who hear the renewed cover go looking for the original music which can receive a new life again.

Anita's Perspectives on Life.

Are you a fan of old music…then this blog is for you.

The connection people have with old music is far from grey and old. Even teenagers and young adults do like old music. People have always had a close connection with music because its ability to evoke our emotions and feelings.

The stronger your feelings are while listening to a song, the stronger a connection you make with the music. Music represents who you were when you first made a connection with it.

This holds especially true when you are adolescents and very young. From the age of 13 to 26, people are going through the most physical and psychological changes. This is a transition time for them and they face their first heartbreaks and other emotional turning points, which turns them towards making a strong connection with music.

Music plays an important role in our lives. Sometimes we…

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Kindness

 

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Why I love him?? Like, Love him so much?

Well he shaped me from within, it’s a kind of a mental and spiritual growth together with a physical one. He has some special characteristics may we call small flaws that makes him perfect and unique. His kind of kindest heart which is hardly visible to the outside world that he procures for me to see makes me feel so special.

I will share one small incident that never failed to make a mark on me of his character. And honestly there are many many more .

One day some scanvengers came to clean the leakage of one of our septic tanks and after hours of some laborious work that they do started cleaning themselves up. I instantly chided my husband asking him to tell them not to touch the water pipes to wash themselves up, he looked at me so…

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Relationship Minute: Love Your Partner Better

 

Ellsworth AFB Life Skills

I wish we spent more time together.
I wish we were more emotionally connected.

Do any of these resonate with you? Do you have the desire to love and be loved more deeply?

You and your partner can learn how to love each other better. Think about what you need to feel more loved, and ask your partner to consider it as well. Sit down and have an open conversation. How can you meet your partner’s needs? How can they meet yours?

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The Relationship Minute is from The Gottman Institute. Visit their website.

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How To Count (Poem)

 

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How to delineate a life lived?

Let us use not temporal posts of days or years

But limn the finer measure

Of love given and received

Of kindness extended with a free hand

Of compassion shown in minute and larger ways

Of laughter shared with those around.

Choose to see joy

And continue to delight in our communal dance.

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Show me

 

Feminist Confessional

I don’t really care if you like my poetry
I don’t really care if you like to watch me
I don’t really care if you think my voice is lovely
I’d rather that you hear me
I’d rather that you see me
I’d rather that you call me
Think of me
Show me
You love me

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Wading

 

A Prophet Scorned

As I stand here among the towers
I look to the ground for the flowers
Pluck the ones that delight your eyes
An offering against all demise

Now my chance to love you is fading
In your ocean of tears I am wading
Feel like I am losing control
Taking it’s toll after toll

My choice of words my way
Make for a better day
Full of love from the beginning
And here I heard your heart ring

That joy that makes your heart leap
Should be held close to keep
That elated feeling of being loved
Not something that is shoved

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