Monday, June 8, 2009

Quote Play: Voltaire

"Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination."

I'm not gonna go too lengthy, well I'm not gonna use images either, but I'm gonna try my best to keep things simple.

I like this quote simply for the fact that it's quaint and it's short. It is silent it is kind.

Also, it is free to explore.

Within this quote lies the non-linear concept of love and all of it's facades. Quoted from the New International Version of the Bible:

Love is always patient and kind;
it is never jealous,
love is never boastful or conceited;
it is never rude or selfish;
it does not take offense, and is not resentful.
Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins but delights in the truth;
it is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.
Love does not come to an end.

Lovely set of words there (I have a ceramic cross bearing it in one of my bathrooms). We all know what love is, but do we realize what love is?

I think you may be thinking me stupid, or you may be checking out. What I mean by love is the truth of heart and mind.

Stated by another man; "A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and kindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy."
George Jean Nathan

I speak of the love from which we truly put for whom we truly love. Not just a boy friend or girl friend, but the people who stick with you. The people who bring you up and keep you there. They can be your soulmate, your best friend, your homework buddy, etc. The point is, that love is not just reserved for a few people, love is reserved for everyone, anyone and all the ones who make others smile.

I humbly withdraw my name from the list, I simply make people smile as a duty of mine to everyone, so let it be that I'll play the jester while someone else plays the prince or princess.

Woah, a bit lengthy this time, despite what I said.

Stopping here, just for now. Matthias out.