I had a low level migraine that started Saturday afternoon, and continued through Wednesday morning. If I seemed off, that is basically it. I am grateful that I am not feeling quite as wonky as I had been. My June has so far been as stressful as May, so I have no doubt my stress is helping out my migraine.
My mindfulness/journal prompt for the week is: LOVE
Here’s how it was used in the books I’m reading:
- “I’ll tell you”, said she, in the same hurried passionate whisper, “what real love is. It is blind devotion, unquestioning self humiliation, utter submission, trust and belief against yourself and against the whole world, giving up your whole heart and soul to the smiter- as I did!” Charles Dickens
- One partner always loves the other more. Mameve Medwed
- She loved the simple things in life, reading novels in bed, and eating crisps in the park, just like her Dad. Phaedra Patrick
- If you mean that love is an escapable pit of despair that leaves you in a suspended state of misery from the moment you say I do until you finally lose the will to live, then yeah, I do believe that. BB Easton
- Falling in love is a series of moments in which the ordinary becomes the extraordinary. Caroline Kennedy
- America loves a sinner, lucky for me. Jennifer Egan
- Leah’s love of planning solved one of the most stressful things about travel, particularly low-budget travel: the constant decisions- every meal, every night of lodging, every bus or plane ticket. Charles Wheelan
- Our homes should welcome us with open arms and inspire us to live a life we love all year. Melissa Michaels
- He didn’t simply want to catch her, he wanted to pin her down, and make her love him as much as he loved her. Xochitl Gonzalez
- Families are sources of love and support, but they also have moments marked by disappointment and awkwardness. Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman
- Love is the greatest risk of all, but a life without love is meaningless. Clare Pooley
Here’s some thoughts that I am going to explore on LOVE:
- Do we use the word love too often?
- Are we too lazy to find words that better fit situations than the word love?
- Is love equally good and bad?
- Quote 6- America loves a sinner needs to be explored more fully
- Are we too afraid to take a real love risk?
- Should you really tell your kids to find someone who loves them more?
- Is love ever equal between two people?
- Are there romantic loves that we never get over?
Sonnet XLIV You must know that I do not love and that I love you, because everything alive has its two sides; a word is one wing of silence, fire has its cold half. I love you in order to begin to love you, to start infinity again and never to stop loving you: that's why I do not love you yet. I love you, and I do not love you, as if I held keys in my hand: to a future of joy- a wretched, muddled fate- My love has two lives, in order to love you. That?s why I love you when I do not love you, and also why I love you when I do. Pablo Neruda Author's Poems - via SaveAQuote.com <https://www.saveaquote.com/poems/authors-poems/>