My super-friend, Laura posted some thoughts about Love on her blog today. So, I figured since my day is totally swamped, I'll piggy-back off her thoughts in the form of a couple questions.
What is REAL romantic love to you? And how would you describe it to a skeptic?
The following is my answer. Feel free to post yours in the comments below.
...REAL love has a third party present...God. God is that "thing" that makes a lasting, unified relationship.
Everything that touches us, me and you,
takes us together like a violin's bow,which draws ONE voice out of two separate stings.
Upon what instrument are we two spanned?
And what musician holds us in his hand?--Rainer Maria Rilke, "Love Song", German poet, 1875-1926For this kind of love, it requires TWO people clinging together and inexorably reaching for the Third.
What do YOU think?
(If you're interested in my friend's thoughts, you can click here to read them).