By the river Piedra I sat down and wept

One doesn’t love in order to do what is good or to help or to protect someone. If we act that way, we are perceiving the other as a simple object, and we seeing ourselves as wise and generous persons. This has nothing to do with love. To love is to be in communion with the other and to discover in that other the spark of God.

*****

You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.

I could have. What does this phrase mean? At any given moment in our lives, there are certain things that could have happened but didn’t. The magic moments go unrecognized, and then suddenly, the hand of destiny changes everything.

But love is much like a dam: if you allow a tiny crack to form through which only a trickle of water can pass, that trickle will quickly bring down the whole structure, and soon no one will be able to control the force of the current.

Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.

*****

I’m going to fight for your love. There are some things in life that are worth fighting for to the end. You are worth it.

quotes from “By the river Piedra I sat down and wept”

Comments

  1. Marie-Christine says:

    ‘Qu’est ce que c’est le hasard?
    L’ombre de mon ignorance.’

    What is fate?
    The shadow of my ignorance.

    WIth love.
    Mchc

  2. danelle says:

    love love love…