Love is in the Air…..

It really is I tell you. The past year or maybe more should really be dubbed Wedding Season. I’m almost certain everyone knows someone who has gotten married this year, gotten engaged this year, getting married next year….Goodness I already have about 20 weddings for 2014 (ok I exaggerate, but really a lot). It’s an amazing time in anyone’s life,one that we all hope to treasure.

So in the spirit of love I thought to delve ‘ a little’ into this. Now I am far from a wedding lover (although I do appreciate them more now, especially with those close to my heart getting married or maybe it’s just the fact that you get to dress all glamorous for a day, 😉 ). I am far from a hopeless romantic, far from a lover of poetry, far from a poet myself, but I really do appreciate the little things. A thousand and one words can be conveyed in a single word or sentence. Hence why when done beautifully, it’s just that, beautiful.

If not done with care. Words are so often misinterpreted and we are all victim to this, sadly. That’s definitely one lesson I’ve learnt of late, spoken words speak so much better than written words…might sound like common sense but a lot of the time it really isn’t. And that’s why you have to appreciate when someone is able to put in writing something as beautiful as this…..

“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)
I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
I fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)
I want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)”.
(By E.E.Cummings)

If you read that and felt absolutely nothing….keep reading till you feel Something! Lol! I wonder, are such words still spoken as vows at weddings? I haven’t heard nor seen much of that. Perhaps that’s a new trend to be picked up.I first heard this poem while watching a movie. “In Her Shoes”, it was read at a wedding by a sister to her sister. And I found it so heart warming.

In no way should you be confusing this post as one about Weddings, I am no wedding blogger, coincidentally it’s just the wedding season that brought this poem to mind. This is on Life and Love. At least that is what that poem speaks to me when I read it. It speaks of those who keep me going, those who are no longer here and how they are and remain a part of me, every day of my life. Family and good friends mean the world to me, to me they are the definition of love. Really I know everyone says this, but my family is my life…

You find that with life you get so caught up ‘living’ that you miss the truly important things. Spending more time with loved ones, finding out what’s really going on in a friends life, appreciating the little things in life, doing what makes you happy, praying…these are the things that the hustle and bustle of our lives make us miss out on. These are really the things that count the most. Not letting a single day go by that tomorrow we can’t look back on and say I wish I’d done more of that.

I guess what I’m really trying to say is (here’s my shot at poetry);

Live to the fullest and Love with all your might,
But never once through all of this lose sight,
Of all you love that keeps you going through the day and night,
Then never will you have to say I wish I may I might…..
On this I Know I’m right.

XoXox

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