Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Out In the Cold.

Love subjects you to the worse kinds of treatment. It is literally a call to submit one's will to that of another. That may mean forgiving an offense quickly. Biting your tongue when misunderstood. Embrace when you're not ready to. Love never looks out for is constantly, intentionally self-less.

Easier said than done.

Oh, it's quite easy to give your last dime when you don't have any issues standing in the way of you and the person in need. It's pretty effortless to give Love in the middle of June, on a gorgeous you and your baby stretch out next to one another; picking out clouds and deciphering their shapes.


But, to me, Love is the dead of winter. Two embittered people stung by circumstance and hovering together underneath one umbrella...Meanwhile the harsh cold winds blow and the stinging snow comes down unmercifully. There is a chance for survival, because they are in it together. There will be times where the other person will slow his/her pace. Or get weary. And will need encouragement and a strong arm to hold them up. Soon, it may be your own feet that drag from the journey in the cold. Love knows that it will die without exercise or freedom of movement. So, in the cold it moves as much as it possibly can...

But what if there's only one person? A solitary soul...out in the cold.

"...if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?"
--Ecclesiastes 4:11

What happens to a person that has no other to keep him/her warm? To aid him/her along in the journey? Always possessing the Source/Creator of Love, but having no one to exercise Love to? Or having a body to keep warm, but receiving no warmth themselves in return? How does a heart survive without true empathy, selflessness, and kindness?

How long will that soul travel the streets before someone stops to join him/her?


  1. First off, wow! @ me having pressed Post Comment and it closed both browsers and a program, then open them seconds later, my comment still intact. Spooky.

    What happens? I think said person becomes bitter and possibly allows the lonely monster to get the best of 'em. But when you sit and think about it - a person has to be really "messed up" to not experience any form of humanly love. In fact, with a true relationship from The Most High, no way said person will be forsaken in any matter...

    Okay. I'll leave now. LOL.

  2. You made some very profound statements in this post. One that stood out particularly was " Two embittered people stung by circumstance and hovering together underneath one umbrella..." Love can only really be tested/proven in those times... Funny how that works *sigh*

  3. Love the post. I agree with you that it's easy to love when the sun is shining and there's no rain, true love is evident when two have weathered the storm and made it through something TOGETHER.

  4. your deep-sea thoughts are rushing in and out
    of my mind -- hitting my shores.

  5. of clouds that form a heart ....skies that tell a tale of love ..... see two they dance..
    and of clouds that form an ominous cover... skies that tell a tale of woe.....see two souls they still hold each other...

  6. I know I'm extremely tardy to reply, but I appreciate you guys' thoughts and comments.