Monday, February 14, 2011

just another ordinary Monday

Monday, February 14, 2011

I woke up this morning expecting the world to be filled with pink and red heart-shaped balloons, but not a single balloon was in sight. Despite all the hype, today is turning out to be just another ordinary Monday – with nothing special to look forward to and not a hint of romance that would make me swoon.

Then I stopped and asked myself, why am I entertaining such thoughts? Maybe because in spite of my cynicism I still believe that:

“Love, we know somewhere within ourselves, transcends ordinary expectations and experience. Love gives more and it takes more. It is a metaphysical minefield—or a mine. It glitters, illuminates, endangers. The stakes are real. You win some. You lose some. You are never undamaged. But you are, with any luck, undaunted.” (Cristina Nehring, A Vindication of Love, 2009)

3 comments:

mordsith said...

what a nice quote. i like the minefield analogy. =)

witsandnuts said...

I really love the way you "word" your words. It's like they're being beautifully tangled. Happy Valentine's!

Loree said...

Great quote and so true. Well it was a ordinary Monday for me too but despite that - happy Valentine's day.

 
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