Trying to control the soul

Paulo Coelho

We often think we can control love. And then we catch ourselves asking the completely useless question: “is it really worth it?”

Love does not bother itself with that question. Love refuses to be priced like some piece of merchandise. One of the characters in Bertold Brecht’s play “The Good Person of Szechuan” tells us about true love:

“I want to be next to the one I love.
I don’t care what this will cost me.
I don’t care whether this will do my life good or bad.
I don’t care whether this person loves me or not.
All I want, all I need is to be close to the one I love.”

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  2. Sara says:

    And your sensitive words has caught my heartbeat too Thelma :)
    i just love to read ur comments..

    Love and more
    Sara

  3. Marie-Christine says:

    Arethoughs – Barethoughs –
    What do you mean by this material is protected by copyright law?Without explicit authorisation, reproduction is only allowed in so far as it is permitted by law or by agreement with a collecting society? What is a collecting society?
    Where are you based? In the USA?
    I have noticed your site is under construction, where do we contact you then?
    Thanks.

  4. bAREthoughs says:

    Thanks of a lovly poem, sometimes a poem can be more powerfull than a novel.

    I try to hide my soul, but I have to much to talk about, so I try to speak. I have found true love, she is not ready….. I am writing songs to express my feelings…

    Here is an example of a verse I wrote yeasterday…

    Colors Colors Colors

    Colors is what we see
    Colors is what we feel
    Colors is able to heal
    And that is a great great deal

    Colors Colors Colors

    ©2009 AREthoughts (Are Nakrem)

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  5. AREthoughs says:

    Thanks of a lovly poem. A poem is sometimes more powerfull than a book.

    I write poems and songs, love songs and philosopic songs, in my language and american. The words dance in my soul togeher with the sound of the music in my mind. Here is the verse of my song i wrote yeaterday. Have a lovly happy day. Peace is in our souls.

    Colors is what we see
    Colors is what we feel
    Colors is able to heal
    And that is a great great deal

    ©2009 AREthoughts (Are Nakrem)
    This material is protected by copyright law. Without explicit authorization, reproduction is only allowed in so far as it is permitted by law or by agreement with a collecting society.

  6. MIT says:

    It’s irrational words, only feelings….I’m agree with Ca’s coments about it. “Looking from another point of view, “The Good Person of Szechuan” may speak of a true mutual love, true love that encounters obstacles to achieve. In this case, he would know she loves him, he would know that it would all efforts to get to be at his side, too, so it would not be difficult, and he was confident that close or distant they would still be in the light of true love.”

    MIT