~ By Dixie Andelin Forsyth
"It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death" ~ Thomas Mann
There are many kinds of love; love of God, love of friends and children, even books, pizza, movies; you name it. We use this word to describe our positive feelings about lots of things.
We even use it in a way that actually defines lust, not love. Relationships where sex is the primary ingredient do not need real love at all so are doomed to fade and disintegrate over time. Hormones can be so powerful that a person who thinks they are in love, might in fact only be very attracted to another. When reality of life comes bursting in (as it always does) the “magic” is gone and so is the “love”. Some have sex with a prostitute where neither care about the other at all. There is also sex trafficking where love isn’t even meant to be a factor. Some women are married off to relatives they don’t even know.
The kind of love I am focusing on is the deepest kind--incandescent and eternal romantic love; the kind that lasts not only a lifetime but beyond. It can endure separation, death and all the hardships of life. The joy it brings is unfathomable. No joy is more satisfying to both sexes. It binds you together and makes each stronger than either is alone. A masculine man and a feminine woman devoted to each other and trying daily to improve, make the best power couple ever. It doesn’t have to be power as in wealth or position. But a relationship like that reaches through generations, blessing their descendants for years to come. And the feeling that comes with it is incredible. Nothing else compares.
"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams “ ~ Dr. Seuss