True Love … Myth, Passion or Something Other!

Dwelling on True Love

What is True Love? Sitting here thinking about it, I suppose I’d have to vote for it as being “Something Other”. Passion is most definitely excellent, but it does tend to have a place and time attached to it. Myth … well … the “living happier ever after” story doesn’t happen in the real world, so by the process of elimination I’m left with “Something Other”! True Love does fit best in this category. But of what does “Something Other” consist?

While I’ve learned the hard way about the myth of true love, most recently just a couple of years ago and, of course, it was painful and really hurt. But time does heal, mostly. and we move on.

The beauty of passion with your partner in the moment, well that is incomparable, most all of us would agree with that. And it would be a glorious thing if romantic passion could survive the various degrees of life’s intrusions, but it rarely does.

Coming up with a solid “something other” for what love can be between a couple is difficult. Something one can sink one’s teeth into (besides sweet delicate skin – oops, that’s passion again). Respecting your partner and appreciating them for how they are, in fact enjoying them for who and how they are would certainly fit in the “Something Other” category, for starters.

But for true love to last, it has to be founded on more than appreciation and adoration. There needs to be some sort of substance that binds. A sticky kind of emotional glue that is positive in nature not negative. Not a clinging love, or worse yet a controlling love, but an equality that exists mutually and completely between the two.

So Something Other must be something that binds two hearts so closely together that they think, in many ways, as one – while remaining clearly independent, their very own individuals. Not codependent as much as a heartmeld. A sharing of hearts, through the good and the bad both.  An understanding and acceptance of their own natures. A miniature ecosystem involving just the two of them as both the giver and the receiver. Yes I believe that would be the something other that makes true love last.

What say you, my friends?

~ Penny

An Aspect of Her Being

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A Woman Who Loves

Ask her … why she is who she is?

Ask her … how she feels …

about you?

Ask her … why she loves you?

Ask her … will she always love you?

And ask her … why!

If she tells you …

there will be no moonsong without you in her night time.

If she tells you …

there will be no sunshine to light up her day without you.

If she tells you

… you are an aspect of her being

as essential as her beating heart

 her reason

 her purpose

 her reality

… of existence

that the thought of ‘no you’

is equivalent 

to an emptiness of being.

Your questions have been answered!

Can she ask you the same?

And can you answer?

~ Penny L Howe, 2013

Sensual Verse ~ Of Paradise (part III)

I dwell, exist and feel ~ of paradise.

Can paradise be a feeling, or a state of mind?

Is paradise a place, born outside of time.

When and where, and how you touch

releases me –

a sensual intoxication,

seductive addictive –

your creation or

the spilling of my passion

is this the paradise I feel?

.~

You play me, you know,

an instrument in your hands

made for your touch

it would seem.

But as you stroke and explore

the melody of my pleasure,

it seems my sweet passion

ignites your own.

I shudder with desire

And feel the paradise

I release within you,

as we share together,

these moments lost in dwelling

in the feel of paradise.

~

Penny L Howe, 2013

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And this concludes the trilogy of sensual verse: Perhaps, It Seems and Of Paradise!

I hope you enjoyed!

Penny

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The Love Sampler of Life.

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Appetizing love.

The greatest thing ever, also the most complicated, also at times the hardest to understand.

Is Love free?

Love comes packaged in a wide variety of ways. Little loves, big loves, first loves, affectionate loves, caringcontainer of love loves, seductive loves, people loves, animal loves, love of things, love of yourself, love of life.

Do they all come with a price tag?

Is there any love out there that comes without a price? Not really.

The price you pay for giving true unconditional love, for example, is opening your heart so wide that your character stretches in all directions and you are not blinded by valueless meanings.

To Love and be loved.

Do we come prepared to pay the price?

How about long lasting love? The price for this is learning to give and take in the relationship with both partners involved in this exchange. Recognizing both the (perceived perhaps) shortcomings of the other as shoppingwell as the positives. Each partner gives the other partner room to grow individually as a human being while being there to share in the ups and downs, good and bad.

And what of ourselves is there a price to be paid for loving ourselves. Yes! Looking in the mirror of our life and accepting ourselves for who we are and the value we inherently have as our very own unique and special self!

So do we understand what Love is?

Really? Do we? Are our hearts open? Are we stretching our character and growing as a human being and are we embracing ourselves for who we are so we can in turn embrace others?

Are you sampling, tasting, stretching, growing, giving, loving? Are you?

I hope so ~ I really do!

Thanks for visiting me, I wish your week ahead to be a good one and that you take just a little time for yourself during the extra busy week ahead!

~ Penny