Apr 14, 2008

I love you water


If it wasn’t for warm water I would probably never drink water straight up, so if you want to win* my heart then warm water is the way (btw my heart is not available).

It seems that people have been giving me their opinions on love lately;
what it means to be in love, how long it takes, how you should go about it, what the boundaries should be, who to love, when to love, why to love, where to love…you know things like that …and the list goes on and on but the only advice I usually remember is that of my dads which is that he doesn’t believe people can truly love, unless the person is a part of themselves like a child or brother but he says that even then his theories often fails. I don’t like his ideas but then he is my dad so I listen and give my opinion but he usually disregards it because in his mind I am 15 and I need his constant supervision and insight (lets be honest here I guess part of my likes it, but only part of me). I don’t really understand the love between people beyond what I have experienced and received , all I really know is that it is more then a feeling! But that leaves gaps in my mind…anways it seems I have digressed in the reason for writing, so lets get back on track here.

Last night at Tenth, Ken read this quote below to all of us, and I think it struck me, my roommate and my Leah (you can read Jenn’s insight here, its probably much more deep and articulate then mine, but it should probably be that way because she is a writer and I am a talker)

“Nothing is more practical than finding GOD, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. it will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love and it will decide everything. Father Pedro Arrupe

Beautiful eh!

Since I don’t fully know what my thoughts are about love and such, why don’t you give me yours, at least this way I can have other peoples ideas instead of just my Dad’s stuck in my brain !

*--- Win isn’t the right word, its not a game right?

ps. the picture is what happens to water when you say " i love you " to it, more information can be found here too

13 comments:

noah said...

sweet blog. and sweet quote. leaha u already no my thoughts about love....

Anonymous said...

All I know about love is that I love my Jesus and I love your water. Simple EH? The rest is a lesson in progress:)

-t

LeahA said...

Noah I dont KNOW your thoughts about love except that you think you knew that I was in love before I was/knew !

T---very simple yet very complex loving Jesus and my water...

Carla's Shoebox said...

Life doesnt give you the people you want it gives you the people you need. To help you, to hurt you, to love you, to l eave you and make you in to the person you were meant to be .

Ahhh love....its self explanitory leaha, enjoy each and every moment of it when you have it! Cherish it, nurture it, its like a seed you plant, give it what it needs and in return it will grow and grow and be jsut perfect

leah said...

hmmm, talking about love... here's a quote from a recent NURSING article i've read and i kinda like it:

"Love is the opening of space in daily living for the existence of another." (Maturana & Varela, 1992)

and yes. you better believe it. i just gave you an evidence-based research article. if i was a geek, i'd say that was such a geeky thing to do. but i prefer nerd. hahhh. but then again, i'm neither of those. so.

Carla's Shoebox said...

ooooh i like that quote! ill remember that one!

LeahA said...

Carla I agree that it is something that needs to be nutured and cared for, kinda like friendships and health and everything...it all takes work and discipline but it is so worth it.

Leah I hate school things..and ur right your neither of those things..your a PUNK!

LeahA said...

Carla here is another quote I think you would like

One of the most insidious maladies of our time (is): the tendency in most of us to observe rather than act, avoid rather than participate, not do rather than do; the tendency to give in to the sly, negative, cautionary voices that constantly counsel us to be careful,to be controlled, to be wary and prudent and hesitant and guarded in our approach of this complicated thing called living.
- Arthur Gordon

Carla's Shoebox said...

beautiful!

leah said...

here's another quote from the same person: "Love is a biological claim that makes us accept the presence of the other beside us without reason." i like the "without reason" part eh punk?

anon4him said...

Well, I'm assuming you are talking more about the eros kind of love. There, I cannot give you much help, but I believe for it to succeed, it must be backed up by agape - a love regardless of circumstances and pain that's been received, a love that's always forgiving and always enduring. If eros is backed by agape, there's no reason two people can't love forever.

Jesse said...

well....leahA what can i say about love i have not really experinced it but maybe i might have to get to you at that one
when i can fully understand it but i dont i wont or if understand it somewhat better you will know

Jesse said...

by the way sister i love you and see you whenever you come by