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 ************

1_3_Connie Cockrell




  1. The world does not need a hero to settle disputes, it only needs true love to overcome great barriers. The religious leaders who preached about true love may not necessarily practice them. Sometime it makes you feel that it is just a hoax.

    1. Oh, don’t get me started on (some of our) religious ‘leaders’ – I know of at least two priests who are so full of ego, I doubt they have room for anything else – including discernment and wisdom, let alone love.

      Peace and blessings, Windy

      — Eric 🙂 —

  2. Very well written Eric, and your assertions are spot on! Love can stop all wars, I certainly believe that! Enjoy the rest of your week my friend!
    Blessings. 🙂

  3. Your wise assessment fits so well into this beautiful poem. To love beyond the little irritations that stack up in daily life can be difficult sometimes. When the mystery is gone and we still love- that’s love.

    1. Aha, Janna 🙂

      You’re so right – sometimes the minor irritants get in the way and taxes one’s depth of love, especially when we bring to bear a rational slant to relationships.

      I know a couple who have endless quarrels because the husband refuses to put down the toilet seat cover after he is done! I even tried talking to him – no avail – his take was, “this was a man thing”. As a man, I thought that was crap! Pun intended!

      Anyway, I subsequently told him about a medical report I read. Flushing with the toilet seat lifted open is a health hazard. The fine water particulates – faecal laden – settle on exposed toothbrushes, face towels and gurgling cups. Unfortunately, he remains stubborn. It’s a pity, because otherwise, they have a great marriage.

      Oh well, wisdom is in short supply, I reckon.


    1. Hello Eva dear,

      Hard knocks of life tend to leave behind dents, true. But in time, the fullness within will push and even out the rippled surface, I reckon.

      Peace and blessings,

  4. You cover it all Eric in this post. It is not a momentary feeling but a journey of give and take. Love itself is not romantic but romance is just part of it. True love to prevail all odds is an arduous route but hopefully rewarding.

    1. Hello Jasey dearest,

      Yes, that’s a nice approach to take – love as a journey – pit stops, detours, punctured tires and all 🙂

      “Love itself is not romantic but romance is just part of it” – now that’s a quotable quote!

      Luv and hugz,

    2. I like the way you elaborate the journey, worse than a roller coaster..LOL.

      I did not think of what I said as a quote but thank you for picking it.

  5. Very true words. This kind of love is very hard to find. A treasure it is, if a person does find it.

    Your book is gathering more audience, my good friend. I’m happy for you.

    1. True love is a moving ideal, I reckon. We all catch moments of it – beautiful, like sunrise and we enjoy the moment. We can’t bottle and bring it home – or hope to sell it.

      Thank you regarding my books, Uzo, my friend – they need all the publicity possible 🙂


  6. I suppose we do take advantage of each other in a functioning family (last line) but family bonding overpowers any temporary irritation as you rightly point out.

    1. Very true, Ian – you’ve been there, done that – and continue to do that 🙂

      Bumps are normal in any relationship. It all depends on how quickly and effectively we smoothen things out and learn from them.

      All good wishes,

    1. Hello Val dear,

      Chocolates, flowers and candlelight dinners do have their place – and occasions. But daily living, loving and accommodating – and growing, yes, growing – so very important.

      Peace and blessings,

      1. Agreed Eric. I have found I am not terribly romantic, truthfully my ‘partners’ over the years have lodged this complaint against me. I have had to consider this and finally come to the conclusion it a flaw in my character.

        I think it would be romantic to find a partner who wanted to put in the ‘work’ of daily life.

        Peace back


  7. So very well said. There is always hope I believe for marriages, and relationships to be revived and renewed if there is a glimmer of hope and love between both. And for good marriages there is always room for improvement.

    1. Hello Joyce,

      I love that – ‘glimmer of hope’ – it does not all have to be star bursts and sparklers. All it takes is a glimmer and with care, it gets stoked to a roaring fire – again 🙂

      All good wishes,

    1. Hello Bill,

      True love and honour – yes, it’s akin to keeping one’s words (vows), I suppose. Love, obligation, sense of responsibility – where does one end and the other blends. I need a Jack Daniels – me thinks 🙂


      1. 😊 I really like this post and the words are inspiring. It convinced me that true love indeed exists. Thanks for the post😊

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