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Reflection from January 9th, 2012 @ Age 30

RE:  LOVE’S POWER TO LIFT OTHERS UP OUT OF MISERY.

The truth of the matter is, people don’t like being around desperate people, unless those others also happen to be miserable themselves.  So the miserable, on most days, have the misery of their own, in addition to the repulsion that their very own being brings about in other people.  They are alone, people don’t like them, don’t want to be around them, and don’t want to talk to them.  Frankly, for the most part, people don’t want to have anything to do with the miserable.

What then, can break this misery?  How is it possible to emerge upward from this downward cycle?  I’ll tell you, if one thing is true—it’s that nothing else but love will do.

Sometimes we love unconditionally, but the object of our affection keeps away, perhaps because we are less than perfect, less than ideal, or even desperate in a sense.  But sometimes others love us unconditionally in a way, that nothing, not even desperation, will keep them away.  It’s funny then, the course it might take you, this inexplicably undying love — where it leaves you, and where it takes you — in the throws of all its passion.