Lessons in Love

We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet; and amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog has made an alliance with us.” ~ Maurice Maeterlinck

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photo by Grady

Life and living is about learning how to give and receive love unconditionally.  It is imperative that we love and be loved.  If not, our existence becomes dull, lifeless and almost monochromatic.  The day we turn our backs on each other is a life not worth living. There will be times when we feel abandoned or without purpose or direction.   This is when we need to create opportunities for ourselves. When we need to trust in ourselves and each other. Life’s most rewarding lesson is learning how to love and be loved.

The symbol of unconditional love and absolute trust.
A man and his dog.

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28 thoughts on “Lessons in Love

  1. Ana Daksina December 31, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    From my perspective, every life form that exists has and is reaching out to make contact. It is we who are not quite ready to perceive and respond. Hopefully that time is coming soon

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    • Grady January 1, 2019 / 10:26 am

      Thank you for taking time to comment, Ana! Much appreciated and yes, hopefully that time will come soon!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Mr. Mel December 31, 2018 / 9:08 pm

    Beautifully written. A great comparison, A dog is the closest that most come to experiencing unconditional love. If you spell dog backwards you will understand.🌹🌹

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  3. Create Space January 1, 2019 / 4:46 am

    A very big and deep message summed up in this post! “Trust” or the lack of it, being the key word! Well said!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. pvcann January 2, 2019 / 7:21 am

    The one thing we really need to attend to, a big yes to this.

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    • Grady January 5, 2019 / 4:02 pm

      Absolutely! Thank you so much for taking time to comment, very much appreciated!

      Liked by 2 people

  5. dancingblackbird January 5, 2019 / 12:45 pm

    Human beings seem to be moving farther and farther apart on a personal level. Community is being slowly replaced by social media and that heart felt bond between people is shattered. How hard is it to look up, say good morning how are you and sincerely mean it.

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    • Sunshiny SA, Kavitha February 16, 2019 / 4:31 am

      I agree with you and its so sad. We used to have so many gatherings, now some of the children are self involved, busy and apathetic. Fortunately, our times at home are valued within the immediate family and i pray my kids carry that forward.

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    • Grady January 5, 2019 / 4:05 pm

      Thank you for taking time to comment. Very much appreciated!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. earthwalking13 January 6, 2019 / 7:05 pm

    Love this! And I definitely miss my dog. And I loved someone unconditionally this past year, without expectation, and it was quite liberating.

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  7. Eva January 19, 2019 / 8:00 pm

    A dog’s love for it’s master and companion knows no bounds. Beautiful piece.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Sunshiny SA, Kavitha February 16, 2019 / 4:33 am

    We have many people in our lives but our dog has just us, we are their entirety. Undiluted love is what they give us. 🌸🌺

    Liked by 2 people

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