December 12, 2011

Every Love...

"All, everything that I understand, 
I understand only because I love."
 Leo Tolstoy

 We are in the midst of the holiday season and I feel it is time to revisit that subject that lies so very close to my heart - the subject of love. I have written about love before - and many of you recall this, I am sure.
I have written about love the way I have known it and perceived it at that given time, with honesty and passion. I am convinced that love is what I live for and why I was born - I am here to love and to be loved. In fact, everything I have ever done in my life has been in the name of love.

Despite this, the surpassing emotion has truly been quiet elusive in my life.
Until now.

In my past I have loved with fiery passion and I have loved many times. But the bliss never lasted, always ending with someones heart shattered in pieces - thus I became almost convinced that the romantic love was not meant for me.

"Every love is different" - once I was told these words by a brief acquittance and today I feel they are the most profound words ever said about love.
I believe with all my being that we can love more than once and that indeed, each time we love differently. Not more or less, not stronger or weaker, not more passionately or more distantly, not for the first time nor the last. Just differently.

I believe that a human heart is capable of breaking and mending endlessly. It is resilient and can recover fully, if we only allow it to feel and heal, never sheltering it or hiding it away. It will only grow stronger when given away.
Love has no beginning nor end. It is constant and it infuses everything. It is pure and when it is right, it is enough and it is all we need. The lucky few find that kind of love instantly, while the rest of us might have to look for it feverishly.
Still it only takes once to get it right - and when we do, we will know.

The capability to love is one of the most precious abilities we posses. Therefore I do not regret loving in my past, as I know that the love I gave away was never lost. Ultimately we will receive as much as we give. It might take years and even decades for this generosity to be returned, but if we only persevere and believe in its allure, one day true love will come streaming back to illuminate our existence.

(I made - and shared - the clip below last year, however I feel it can be reused. I dedicate it to all of you, whether you feel loved or lonely this Christmas, and whether you are with the ones you love or miss them dearly...



(Images in the post: Photobucket
Images in the clip, my own photography)

26 comments:

Lilybets said...

You are right my friend, love is the key of an happy life,to be loved is tha most precious gift that life can give us.The secret of pure love is to love without to ask anything,simply because we are happy to do that,no possession but wisdom.

Snowbrush said...

Zuzana, I'm so happy that you're happy, dear.

Elizabeth said...

and that is why I love you.

Enjoy your monday.

Kath said...

I love it that you are loved by someone who derserves you xx
My husband has just left for 3 days, we never part without saying I love you.

Susan Deborah said...

Words betray me now.

Let the magic remain.

Joy always,
Susan

Mimi said...

beautiful post, and the clip at the end was the icing on the cake. I kept thinking throughout "this bit is my favourite" but then another came along!
have a beautiful, lovely week, dear Zuzana.

Brian Miller said...

smiles. love is amazing and the most powerful force on teh planet. i am glad that love found you zu...enjoy it...

MarieHarmony said...

"Every Love is different". Powerful words I have to agree. I understood this when my heart was in pieces and I started to feel love again. I was wondering how I could love again the same way. When I realized no love is the same. No love is lost. Love is infinite and sacred.
I too believe love is my journey, nothing else matters really if love is missing.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful thoughts with us and wishing you a lovely & shiny day!

latebloomerbuds said...

So happy you have found true love in your life. Love can be a bittersweet emotion and as big as the deep blue sea. Margie

Rahul Bhatia said...

So much of love and passion in your writing! Can almost feel it, Zuzana!

ladyfi said...

Fabulous post! Although I hate the heart-break of a shattered heart, it's good to know that the heart does heal fully.

Lovely shots and quotes in your video.

Myrna R. said...

I feel like I just received a lovely Christmas gift. Thanks Zuzana. I'm a lucky one - surrounded by love, family and friends. Yet, I forget sometimes how lucky I am.

So glad you are experiencing love and its rewards. May it be endless for you.

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Just beautiful dearest Zuzana! BEAUTIFUL! I will smile all day with thoughts of this post!

A Lady's Life said...

This was so lovely Zuzana.
I find that love comes when you least expect it to.
But it is good to also have love to share with others as a spirit through all the good things we do.

Rustique Gal said...

Dear Zuzana,
What a lovely post! I love the pictures and the slide show you did last year. You are a special person who shares the sweet things in life with us all! I am so happy for you in your new life. Enjoy your Christmas holidays!
Hugs,
Sherry

sprinkles said...

You know, I've had boyfriends in the past and have been told that they loved me. I believed them at the time but now, not so much...

I've always wanted to be loved but don't think I've truly experienced. Hopefully one day...

Sandy Carlson said...

You fill me with heart. Thank you.

steviewren said...

Beautiful words followed by a beautiful song...which brings back a lot of memories.

Becky~ said...

Goodmorning Dear Zuzana!Wishing you a beautiful and blessed christimas time.I will see you after the holidays.HUGS!

Hilary said...

You make me smile and sigh. Lovely video you made of your beautiful photos. I love Danny Williams' version of this song.. his accent and beautiful voice are enchanting.

Nezzy said...

What a beautiful post sweetie! Life is too short not to grab it by the horns and love with all your heart!

God bless and have yourself a wonderful day sweetie!!!

Giveaway...my place, ya'll come! :o)

Rajesh said...

Wonderful write-up. "Every love is different" so true. Love has no boundaries.

LauraX said...

So beautifully expressed Zuzana...love is expansive and cannot be contained...may your life be filled with love in all forms.

Maggi said...

Thank you. What more is there to say?

Ash said...

Love-ly post, dear Zuzana. Reading this gives me warm fuzzies. Oh, and I LOVE your new profile photo. You look gorgeous!

Donna said...

So beautiful, Zuzana. I'm so happy for you.