What is your Love story. Does romantic love pop in mind, or did a puppy steal your heart away? Maybe, it was a family member, mother, father sister, brother. Or. was it a friend that you had for many years and then realized you actually loved them and they were as special as family? Was the love of your life a hobby or craft that just gives you steady comfort and delight? How did they begin and end or are they on-going?
I think there is a song "Go find somebody or something to love". Maybe, the song only says somebody, but the poetry in our souls say "Go find Somebody or Something to love. There is just a myriad of choices. What could you find to love that would bring steady comfort and joy?
I have had a few friend that were just like a ray of sunshine in my life. I have made gardens and I fell in love with various plants, roses, hydrangeas, violets and hibiscuses. Some I fell for and am still yearning for like a gardenia and jasmie, others I still love even though the passion fades and I flit to another. When I was young, I loved sewing and I made doll clothes then people clothes. I have loved to cook, took classes and studied food and recipes for hours and shared food. Life was a big tasting adventure. I got passionate about a lot of things and in my troubled times, my passions sustained me.
I had a passion for learning and had a very curious mind. I spent years in schools attending and teaching. Was your great interest also your occupation. I just loved children and still do. I guess I just loved classrooms and chalk dust and sharing the riddles and complexities of life. Still do.
Of course there is the trauma and drama of broken promises and broken dreams, or the Happiness of kept promises and dreams. People are essential to our life, but they come and go and they have they have a life other than you, but your other passions will sustain you and won't leave you though you may leave them as you flit to another interest. Remember, in your worst of times, there is someone or something that will comfort you, and nourish your soul, and sustain you.
Getting old is a rough deal, but if you can sustain some passions, you will make it through a lot better. I just remembered some of mine. I still want to learn to dance and bake perfect yeast breads and desserts. I want a pomegranite bush, and I want to write a book and I have some others. So, Go find someone or something to love TO LOVE.