The Magical Look of Love

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I wonder if Frida believed that look would last forever or if it was good enough to have seen it briefly. Apparently Frida saw that look often, although not necessarily in the eyes of her husband. It was never enough to make her happy for long.

Is it possible to hold on to that memory to renew your feelings when you look over at him, doing that “thing” he does, and resist the urge to question your own sanity? What is the elusive quality that holds some people together while others seem to drift?

Love is merely a madness: and, I tell you, deserves as
as well a dark house and a whip, as madmen do: and the
reason why they are not so punished and cured, is, that
the lunacy is so ordinary, that the whippers are in love too.
(As You Like It, 3.2)

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Just when you think you have it all down it changes again or... “Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my obtuse theories about it.” ― Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

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  1. Hmmmm….what IS it indeed. We have both let them go and pulled them back yes? Why? I have no freaking idea…but it HAD to happen, at least for me. I’ve found he’s more a part of me than I am. Is it wrong to so identify yourself in another person? Professionals will likely say yes…free thinkers will likely say yes…but I can honestly say that I am NOT a complete person without him. His quirks (and man…they suck!) and all.

    • Rhonda…if it works then no one should knock it. God bless. I think we’ve gotten it into our heads that we have to stand alone and anything short of that is weak. I disagree, and I envy that closeness you’re describing, especially when it’s reciprocated, as it appears to be with you. Round 2 was an epic failure for me but led to the realization of what and who I really wanted. Who knows if I can make that work, but I’m giving it my best shot. Even when he “does that thing he does!” : )

      • Aw Mo…sorry, didn’t know things hadn’t worked out. I’m also sorry that you had to go through any of it to know who and what you really wanted though Mo…as with me, it’s hard to swallow when we do realize that we are so focused on what it is on the outside we think we need to be happy, when it’s always been right there on the inside all along…but my hopes and wishes for you right now are that you know your worth, respect your presence in your own life way before you give that to someone else. I know, took me my whole life to date to realize it…and to be perfectly honest, I didn’t do it alone…I’ve met some pretty remarkable women here (yes, you among them) that helped me when I needed it most. And ‘that thing he does’, gulp…all we can do is hope it, whatever it is, fades away…but just don’t count on it! xo

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