One of my favorite songs of all time is by Brandy – Have you ever. Yea, I know, I’m a hopeless romantic. Don’t blame me; blame it on my heart. Have you ever fallen in love? Once? More than once? Is it possible to love, really love, more than once though? In the lyrics of Alicia Keys, ‘how many really know what love is anyway? And it’s sad that millions never will.
As a child, I wondered if Nigerian men, African men, really knew how to love because I had never seen the kind of love I thought I would love, except in the movies. But I was fortunate, fortunate to experience love in my young adulthood. I wondered if even full adults ever felt like I did. But now I am older (smiling) and I still have love as strongly like a love-sick puppy. How fortunate God has blessed me! Though sometimes it’s pleasurable, sometimes it hurts, sometimes it gets me losing my mind but above all I am glad I am among the few who know love. It gets me doing things out of my limits, far above my boundaries and inspiring me daily and I want to make the most of my life for this sweet investment in my life.
One of my favorite educations on love is by Myrtle from Madea’s Family Reunion. She says, “I have had an opportunity that few people ever get on this earth. God has blessed me to share time and space with a man that he designed himself just for me. I have not only been blessed, I have been divinely favored.”
Then May buttress her point by responding, “I weep for these young women today. Some of them will never know that. In fact never know even a portion…of what you’re talking about. Darlings, love is many things. It’s varied. One thing it is not and can never be is unsure.”
I am sure of this matter in my heart and the memories I know I will cherish for the rest of my life. Love is many things, love is everything. Love lifts us up where we belong. All we need is love. J Forgive me, I’m getting carried away by the love Christian shared with Satine in the movie Moulin Rouge. That kind of love where if anyone ever tells it’s going to fall apart, you want to shut them up because there’s a magical reason to hold on … to love.
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