Season of Love 3: True Love

The Day of Love is here …

Good friends from overseas have come to visit. That’s why I haven’t been talking about more kinds of love as promised.

Though Valentine’s Day bears no significant meaning for any of us, we’re still celebrating — sort of by default — the occasion by going out for a special dinner together tonight. A Valentine’s double date for two married couples. Thrilling, eh? 😉

The truth of this imminent Valentine’s double date is that Valentine’s special dinner is the only kind of dinner on offer by our favorite French restaurant tonight. So, double date it is.

Thought accidental, the special dinner tonight will, I expect, still be very lovely and meaningful. We’re not giving each other red roses, but the happiness will be genuine. The appreciation of the companionship of true friends and The One true mate will not be affected one way or another by one or a bunch of red roses.

With regards to The One True Mate, that’s the kind of love I’m talking about on this special day. True Love.

true-love1… The notion of “true love” (rák thÉE) is universal: the love that will last, the love that is meant to be, the lover who is for real, the love of your life. (Sex Talk, p. 202)

I am thankful that I have a true love to celebrate, my husband.

So, whether you have a new love, young love, true love, or any other kind of love, I wish you all the happiness and joy on this Valentine’s Day with your loved ones.

For those of you who have yet to find your true love, sometimes you may be unsure if the love that you have is a true love, or you may wonder if there is really such a thing as true love for you. I believe that there is a true love out there for everyone if only you open your heart and love in the way that you wish to be loved back.

True love also means true sharing, of good and bad times, in feast and famine, in dreams and aspirations, in full support of one another. Selfishness, self-centeredness and cynicism are the cancer of love.

Love takes courage, humility and innocence. The courage to love and risk getting hurt. The humility to be sometimes wrong and to ask for forgiveness. The innocence to believe in the power of love, to trust one another, to grow together and to be childlike together.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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