Friday, February 12, 2010

The L Word


So i was going through my previous V-day posts and it was hilarious to see the various frames of mind i was in by the time the day rocked up. Post-break up phase i was all about F**k Valentines, Mid-Honeymood Phase i was all about "This day rocks" and when i was content in my singleness it was all about reaching out and embracing all aspects of love out there in the universe.

This year i'm still into the day, i acknowledge that it is indeed a commercial rip-off but I'm still drawn to its cutesy and corniness -gosh darnit, i'm a sucker for the celebration of love.

At the same time, having walked this earth for ....a while now, i can appreciate that the true sentiment behind love has got lost somewhere along the way. Now we could go around in circles debating "What is Love", and come up with a whole load of weird theories: I remember the book "Love Story" stated that "Love was not having to say you're sorry"...which i believe is a whole lot of crocksh*t in my opinion, and of course Ms Gaga seems to equate Love and Revenge on the same level, which is disturbing. Oh and let's not forget the wife/husband-beater who claims that his/her acts of violence are actually demonstrations of love.

*smh*

Somewhere along the line, the whole idea and concept of love got really messed up and complicated!



My favourite concept of love comes from the Big Book. Its focus is not on sexual or romantic love, instead it applies to the big picture. You see, we get so caught up in romantic love that we forget that love is a whole lot bigger than that...way bigger.

So if you're crying in a bucket 'cause you don't think you'll be getting decomposing vegetation (roses) from a fickle member of the opposite sex, may i remind you of what real love is so that you go forth and share it with the rest of humanity:

1 Corinthians 4 - 5

"Love is patient,

love is kind.

It does not envy,

it does not boast,

it is not proud.

It is not rude,

it is not self-seeking,

it is not easily angered,

it keeps no record of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

It always protects,

always trusts,

always hopes,

always perseveres"

Now ain't that a whole lotta love.


I don't know about you, but i'm coming up REAL short on some of those Love requirements, lol. Here's to a work in progress.



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Have an awesome weekend chickens!

Be kind to eachother and spread the love...yes, even John Mayer deserves some to, hehehe.

Love,

V x

9 comments:

Teshyah said...

Well written Vimz! *round of applause*. Now that my dear friends, is the true meaning of love! Brought to you by Sis Vimbai vekuZAOGA! LOL, Nah seriously chic, that word is way better than decomposing vegetation (roses)and hip hugging stuf, choclate!

You have an awesome one

xxx

Vimbai said...

Decomposing vegetation definitely has its plus sides, hehehe.

Get your love on chica xox

Shona Vixen said...

Enjoy your day Vimbai xxx

Myne Whitman said...

You have a wonderful valentine too dear. Nothing and no verse surpasses those you quoted from the Bible. I love them.

kookie said...

Have a love filled day my dear....decomposing vegetation, calorific chocolates & scantly designed undergarments galore I wish for you!

Vimbai said...

@shona: thanks musikana! Here's hoping that you eventually got into the swing of things!

@Myne: Yup, that Corinthians bible quote definitely sums up what it really is all about.

@Kooks: sha why'd you have to go there with the calorific chocolate. Now I feel like a glutton :-P

xiona said...

Bible quotes rock...is all i got to say!
oh n hope u had a fab one...

Vimbai said...

@xiona: I second that sentiment :-) Thanks for dropping by chica!

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