The sudden storm of yesterday swooped over in NYC looks like it was engineered and so localized. Storm tunnel view from an airplane taken with instagram. The storm passes through with a brutal and faint force in the end reminding our city to slow down and take a look up sometimes. Just breath… Ahhhh…
In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love, you want the other person.
The expression of real love is so easy between grandparents and children - and between good friends it passes effortlessly. But why is it so hard to share real love with a spouse or lover? Why, instead, do we want to possess them? And from them we dream of selfless devotion. Yet neither possession nor devotion guarantees the security we long for.
Real love is not selfish; it frees both the giver and the receiver. Knowing we’re loved sustains our hearts and diminishes our difficulties. It doesn’t bind us, yet paradoxically it bonds our hearts. These encouragements to grow, to change, to dare to depart if it’s for our own good, are expressions of real love. Real love is never ownership, only stewardship of this moment’s experiences.
Let’s be gentle with one another, and love fully with trust, as a child loves a grandmother. “Love Yourself!”
Shoes in Translation
The language of shoes can translate into many facets of a woman's life which is identified through film, music, books, fashion, cuisine, and her travels. As she walks through life her feet reveals a secret language which varies from woman to woman making each of us unique in our own way. We are like multifaceted gemstones and within each facet holds its own characteristic. Embrace your womanhood! and all that you hold because you are truly "one of a kind" It is written in your shoes after all. ♥