The Power of This 4 Letter Word~

I believe in Love.
I believe that Love enriches and empowers and creates and morphs mere humans into magnificent beings.
I believe that life dares us and bids us, at our best and our worst, to open our hearts to Love.
I believe that life challenges us, through strife and perplexity and awkwardness, to continue loving in the face of all that it throws at us.
Life entreats us and whispers to us…allow, yield, concede, open, persevere,
In spite of and because of…
Love. Just Love.

Because Love makes living worth…living.
Love will, and does, always, as it shifts and slides in subtle and magnificent fashion, from present to future to muted past,
Demand its’ own lofty price,
As Love morphs into dimensions not of this world. Our world.
Oh, but Love…Love, my Love, all Love, and the reckoning we who love, face…
The reckoning we bear…
Yes, well worth the cost to our hearts…
My heart flaunts a colorful stamp that loudly and fiercely proclaims…PAID IN FULL
Loving you, my beloved, was worth all that is my now.
Love, in our time, was strong and viable and tangible.
It remains so, though you are gone from me.
I will always and emphatically profess to the compelling beauty of Love found
Love lived
Even…maybe…Love lost.
Perhaps…on some yet uncharted plain, found again
I believe in the paramount power of Love
To transform, lighten, brighten, stun, envelop, wrap, enfold,
One life, two lives, the lives of millions,
The lives of many and all.
I believe in the power of Love to carry me through hellfire.
Carry us through this burning inferno.
Through grief
Through life again.
Love lived and spoken,
Transcends all lives,
Love, lived truly, grows and sharpens and softens and compels.
Love is, ultimately, our most spectacular power.
Carry it faithfully~


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  • April
    commented 2018-03-02 16:38:33 -0800
    Alison, Thank you for this. I really needed this today. I really needed something that would or could soothe my aching heart. That’s a tall order. But that line, ‘loving you, my beloved, was worth all that is my now’…. Amazingly, it jolted me out of my self-pity into gratitude. I am so lucky to be so grateful for what I had, for what we had. That line reminded me that not all have, or had, or will ever have, what I have had. And this deep gnashing pain is BECAUSE of what I had. Thank you for the reminder. The only reminder, I think, that can help me on days like this. Of course, not soon after, my gratitude- my deep deep gratitude- visits me, I am reminded of those couples who have what we had for many years longer than 13 years. And my self-pity starts up again. But then again, not everyone has it for even one day, so how lucky was I, and how lucky were we, to have it for 13 years? Thanks again for reminding me. Because everything I had with him IS worth it, this pain I never knew could hurt so badly.