Tuesday, February 13, 2007

True Love?

True love. What does that mean exactly? Does such a thing even exist?

In a society where every person and every corporation is constantly managing perception is anything true?

And what is love besides a word spoken too often and so often to dress lust in drag as something pure and spiritual?

Last night my friend left me in his living room while he went to put his six-month-old baby to bed for the night.

Stupidly, without thinking, I turned the baby monitor speaker volume up to maximum. Of course I had no right to invade his privacy like that.

I heard him softly whisper, "Good night baby. I love you."

There are moments when something strikes you that is so real it at once fills you up inside and you could cry from the weight of it.

I say those moments can be trusted.


Babs Gladhand said...

Love for a child is true love. It's when adults love other adults that I find "true love" to be a bit iffy.

Maybe I'm just cynical.

Kathleen said...

Oh, FMD is so cute!!! Too bad he's so busy he can't post pictures.

I hate to be cynical, but I'm not sure I believe in love between consenting type adults. Family members, sure, even friends, but the significant other type? I'm still awaiting proof.

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