Occasionally, I come across posts that touch on love. All well written and drawn from personal experiences and observations.

Depending on the stage of our lives, we have opinions on what true love is – and all opinions are right, I reckon.

Something to unfurl the weekend ahead.

True Love

True love is one that rises above the ravages of time, the shortness of anger, and the callousness of familiarity.

This is one facet of a multi faceted relationship.

************ Copyright @ Eric Alagan, 2014 ************

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  1. Hello again Eric,

    As this is about Love, when you get time drop in at my blog. I’m fairly new on the block but your words can be inspirational.


    1. Hello Aashita,

      Yes, I dropped over at your blog but pardon me if I didn’t leave behind a comment.

      Obviously, if I have anything to add or worthwhile to say, I shall leave a comment – during future visits.

      Thank you for your understanding,

  2. Accentuate the positive
    And sublimate the negative
    Then settle somewhere in between.

    Congratulations on 33 years of marriage. Lovely!

  3. True words, Eric, and I do agree with Madhu in that the patience and effort in our younger generation is much less. You know my hubby and I made it to our 25th ann. this year so I am a firm believer in finding your soul mate. Ours has been a happy 25 years and to this day, we are each other’s best friends. Along with the lovin’ and fun, though, is the hard work and compromising and it’s all worth it. 🙂

    1. Hello Lauren,

      Yes, I’m aware that you celebrated your 25th and congratulations again. We need to hear more such positive stories about the institution of marriage as the pressures of modern living are pulling out these building blocks of society, one brick at a time.

      What is saddening is, when couples ask after our “secrets” and when we reluctantly share these “secrets” – they are appalled. I say “reluctantly” because quite often we know what their reaction would be. “Appalled” because neither the man or the woman will go for it – they expect instant-coffee solutions preferably gift wrapped and delivered to their doorsteps.

      Lisa and I completed 33 years and we still have much “work” ahead. At least the level of “predictability” has increased and that helps.

      All good wishes,

      1. Thanks, Eric, and I agree on your thoughts on “secrets.” Most want instant gratification or solutions and if they’re not met, then it’s time to call it quits!

        You and your wife are an inspiration and I can’t wait until we can celebrate 33 years, too! 🙂

        Have a great weekend!

  4. It would be wonderful if only more people focused on love and enjoyment of one another’s company than war. The world would be a much happier and better place for more people.
    Lovely Eric 😀

  5. Very true. But it takes effort to keep it there, far easier to let it slide. Our younger and impatient generations seem to ignore that fact 🙂

    1. Hello Madhu,

      Yes, I’m afraid you’re right – our younger generation has many more alternatives and distractions in their lives.


  6. True love can also see itself reflected in the countenance of the beloved. Although true love can be selfless I believe that it endures and flourishes with this ingredient.

    1. I like your take, Jane dear – “reflected in the countenance of the beloved”.

      Another viewpoint – refreshing and true – something that gave me thought.

      Thank you 🙂

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