Part 3: Love


An old couple passed by. He was in a wheel chair and she had her hand on his back, gently guiding his movement. I noticed a moment when their eyes met; hers with care and compassion, his with appreciation.

So much is conveyed through the eyes, without a word having to be spoken. The eyes have direct access to the heart, so what the heart feels, the eyes will convey.

While I did not know anything about the couple, their ease in interaction suggested that they had been together for a long time. They probably had many stories to share about the ups and downs of married life. As I looked at them leaving the little town square, I wondered about his disability and the impact that this may have had on their relationship.

Unpredictable, drastic change in a person’s life confronts one with the fragility of life. When such change occurs, immediate adaptation and adjustment to the new circumstances is required. This is not an easy process to deal with, especially if one has grown used to certain comforts and routines.

In the square, preparations were underway for a music event. Blue chairs had been set up for the occasion. Music has the power to stir one’s emotions; especially when it comes to songs about love.

While the nature of love is gentle and yielding, it is the most powerful energy that is experienced by humans. Love can overcome any obstacle. The old couple showed a wonderful example of this. Her compassion and his appreciation that I had noticed in the way that they had looked at each other, were the interconnected by-products of the energy of love.


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