The gift of one's heart is at once the most elemental and elaborate gift one can offer. In offering one's heart all vulnerability is laid bare. A leap of faith is made; faith in another human being. Those people in life who have disappointed me the most are those who have proved themselves unworthy of the trust placed in them by those who have given their hearts earnestly. It is an awesome responsibility to hold another's heart. Not all are up to the task.
( What an odd Valentine post. It has just been that kind of year. I am feeling a primal protectiveness of the vulnerable these days. I guess that carries over into matters of the heart as well.)
I read your teeny tiny words there and I understand completely. Sometimes I don't think that people realize that it is indeed responsibility and a privilege really, to hold someone's heart. And that is not just meant in a relationship between two lovers but that goes for relationships between friends.ReplyDelete
Sending you warm hugs.
Oh, you too, Kimberly. Your post was really moving this week.Delete
There are no truer words. A very powerful point made. <3ReplyDelete
A point I hope I have taught my children well.Delete
I agree. Also young people I've met through the years seem to have a focus of what THEY will "get" out of being in love, like companionship, a constant friend, not being alone, security and any number of hidden agendas. They don't understand the other person is thinking about what they're going to "get" too. The proper focus of love is "what am I going to give this other person so they are loved."ReplyDelete
If we all focused on what we have to give away, imagine what we would end up receiving!Delete