Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Semper Fidelis

Dwejra Coast, Gozo, Malta

Love one another, but make not a bond of love;
Let it rather be a sea between the shores of your souls.
-Kahlil Gibran

Our love is like the sea... one moment placid and soothing on a clear cloudless day... then becomes disquieting and turbulent during a winter storm. Sometimes, when big waves hit the shore, we lose something familiar and comforting... other times, they bring ashore something strange yet exquisite to behold.

It is vast, deep, unfathomable... something we cannot fully comprehend... yet we cannot fully ignore despite its mysteries... for it is the very air we breathe.

Despite its inconsistencies and frivolities, the sea keeps kissing the coast. The tide may ebb and flow, but it is steadfast in its return to the shore. It never falters... like the waning and waxing of the moon... like the sun's journey from east to west... like our love.

Semper Fidelis... Always Faithful...

(part 2 of my valentine's day entries)


Sharat Thakur said...

Very beautiful parallel between sea and love. I just love your words when you say that love is vast, deep, unfathomable. It is true we cannot ever comprehend it with open eyes. We have to dig deep down within us to know about the real nature of love.

Lareine, I really like your writing style - the way you frame words and portray your thoughts is just awesome. I have to learn this skill from you. I will keep visitin your blog.


lareine said...

hello sharat...

i don't know what to say!...a million thanks for your heart-warming and inspiring comment... you know, i was thinking of changing my style of writing as i get the impression that readers find it too sentimental and mushy...

but with what you said, i felt like i finally had my first ray of sunshine after a very long, cold winter. thank you very much...

and about writing, you also compose beautiful reflective and moving entries... i also learn a lot of things in your blog... so maybe we can have a two-way learning process...

once again, thank you and keep me posted :)

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