“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.” Mahatma Gandhi
Where love is, there God is also.
Love wrestles with the world as with itself, and
ultimately gains a mastery over all other feelings
Wherever there are jars,
Wherever you are confronted with an opponent,
Conquer him with love. Mahatma Gandhi
Love covers a wide spectrum of feelings, ideas, and beliefs… It is not so easy to pin down to a few visual examples and that’s not bad because it means we will see hundreds of different interpretations of love for this challenge. Displayed in the first photo above are love notes and wishes people wrote and hung up at a temple in Japan. You could write a prayer, poem, your desire for love on the heart shaped card, and the blessings were shared as others came with hopes for same. Flowers are also a symbol of love…and I added the popular Tennyson quote to the collage. May we all find love in our hearts first.
Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. Someone sober will worry about things going badly. Let the lover be. Rumi
Pink is associated with love for all sorts of reasons (family, purity)but more so because it’s a delicate, warm shade that adds cheer to any space. As Valentine’s Day approaches, many will be in line to order and/or receive chocolates and roses; classic symbols of valentine’s day love… Hope you get some too.
Watching other lifeforms in nature nurture each other like loving humans do is heartwarming… The deer family above was hanging out in my backyard and it was a delight to watch. What symbols of love did you share? More below!