Blogging 101 – Enigma called Love


Love, the word, the meaning, the interpretation, the essence is an enigma to me. How is it that we humans have been able to put it in words this ocean of feelings ??

Love is supposed to be a good thing, but I found it to be used as an instrument to manipulate others to the extent of abuse. How do we fall in love ?? What attract us to another person ?? Such questions reminds me of a line from poet laureate Pablo Neruda’s composition – “I want to do with you, what spring does with the cherry trees”

……..Attraction plays a vital role in love. But surprisingly, the same attraction is misleading – Did he make me feel good ? Did he convince me that I am special ? Did he praise my intelligence ? Did he ‘oohed’ and ‘aahed’ over my dresses, looks and make -up ? Did he fulfill my emotional needs at the time ?? If I look into my emotions, I found, I was thinking more and more about myself and, who I love most is me ! Instead of loving the person, I enjoyed how he made me feel. This is the enigma called love !! This is what Osho tries to say, appreciation !

Alas !! seldom does this appreciation remains. It doesn’t take much time to turn into possession and that is when love turns abusive. In the long run we forget about the appreciation and concentrate on flaws, forgetting the cardinal fact that nothing and no one is perfect. What looked cute shapes up into an eye-sore. It becomes a situation where love is used as a double-edged sword.

Love to me, is a choice of treating others as the way I like to be treated. Love should not be needed to be explained or dissected. Love is a comforter and encourager and ensures that we are worthwhile.

Love is what I want my readers to feel when they stop by my blog. My love for food, random clicks, rantings and reading is all over my blog. Do I need to say more ? 😉

Love is an Enigma

Love, can you be found –
in the fleeting wind,
in the flowing stream,
in the dimming memory?

Love, are you present –
when the grasses wilt,
when sighs fill the air,
when revenge is waged?

Love, will you come –
when a heart is hateful,
when a hand reaches out,
when a voice yells a call?

Love, will you be there –
when passions cool down,
when smiles become bitter,
when a sincerity is doubted?

Love, who are you –
a challenge to the soul,
a buoy to mark the place,
or a vision soon to vanish?

-Elmer Romulo Valdez

Cheers !!

Assignment #3


About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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8 Responses to Blogging 101 – Enigma called Love

  1. desleyjane says:

    What a love-ly post Andy. Quite inspiring!

  2. Chhapan Bhog says:

    What a lovely post ton read.. Awesome… 🙂

  3. Paula says:

    You share good energy. I can feel that you have true love in your life. Thank you for this post.

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