Loving You is Loving the Universe


Loving you is more than loving you. It’s loving strangers on the street, women passing by, couples holding hands, ocean spray in the breeze. It’s loving the feeling of the sun pressing down on my skin, the way ivy climbs up a wall, the way a baby is constantly amazed by attention. It’s loving everyone who has come before, it’s loving myself, it’s loving my family, it’s loving everything in the world that has served to bring us together, that keeps us together, that witnesses this magic to be true. It’s loving the caress of breath out of my lungs, the sense of consciousness leaping across synapses, the vision that filters through my pupils to flip into sensory information, chemical conveyed thought cloud evolution. Like waiting for the rain to come sometimes we sit around, dry, desperate, fighting one another with hope. Then like necessary revolutions of the earth around the sun love breaks into our hearts, undeniable, flooding through to our fingertips, our lips trembling with life force. Loving you is loving nature, loving the cycles of nature, the pull of the earth, the tug of the moon, the kiss of the sun, the blood of the month, the night and the day and the rain and the drought and the leaf and the fall and the wave and the shore. Because through you I am glimpsing insight into all of the universe. You concentrate the power and beauty and might of existence like a lens directly into my consciousness. I love you—and that is enough.

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Author: manderson

I live in NYC.

5 thoughts on “Loving You is Loving the Universe”

  1. I love this piece … its a lovely expression of the notion that we are all interconnected, or as Mobey says, “we are all made of stars.” The idea that “love thy neighbour” only applies to the human beings who happen to live next door to you is a modern fiction, designed to help us live with our less than ideal political and social systems. The truth is, God is nothing more than all that is, and that’s what
    “love thy neighbour” means. Nice to see someone else who “gets it.”

  2. Thanks Elron. I’ve always felt that true selfishness eventually leads to the realization that you’ve got to care even for total strangers, because eventually it all comes back to you, or otherwise, as David Gray sings, you’re “never noticing the war, til it’s right there at yer door, and then suddenly your hands are bloody.”

  3. Beautiful expression of love! I am particularly love this sentence: “Then like necessary revolutions of the earth around the sun love breaks into our hearts, undeniable, flooding through to our fingertips, our lips trembling with life force. Loving you is loving nature, loving the cycles of nature, the pull of the earth, the tug of the moon, the kiss of the sun, the blood of the month, the night and the day and the rain and the drought and the leaf and the fall and the wave and the shore.” I can feel the freedom of love and the beauty of passion. Surrender to the force of nature and experience the beauty within.

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