Love Stands Alone


"The human heart is the first home of democracy. It is where we embrace our questions. Can we be equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with our whole beings, not just our minds, and offer our attention rather than our opinions? And do we have enough resolve in our hearts to act courageously, relentlessly, without giving up--ever--trusting our fellow citizens to join with us in our determined pursuit of a living democracy?"

--Terry Tempest Williams (via Margorie Van Buren)

(Change the word "democracy" to the word "Love" and the answers are all, yes...)

Maybe change the word to "trust" . . .?

(No. "Trust" is too dependent upon its partner in crime, mistrust. Love stands alone, it is solitary, it will not die, despite our attempts to do so. Love is all and everything. And if all are solitary, there's no need to distrust the outcome.)

The traffic drops by for a visit, I kick it out and…

(Silence…)

© 2012 the spirit of Love dancing through Mark Richard Prime

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