Love Is Not Lonely

by Sherry Riter in Love,Relationship

The hunger for love
is much more difficult to remove
than the hunger for bread.
~Mother Teresa~

couple getting married

When you are in love, life is full and
there is never enough time together.
People need to be needed.
They have the basic need of loving and being loved.
So often there is the mindset that “something is better than nothing” or in other words, being with “someone” is better than being with “no one.”
Those relationships are lonely.
Sunsets are depressing. Sunrises feel hopeless.
You sit beside each other, so close you can feel the warmth from one another, and yet you purposefully never touch.
It is like the very popular Eagles song, “Lying Eyes”…
“Late at night that big old house gets lonely.
I guess every form of refuge has it’s price.
And it breaks her heart to think her love is only
given to a man with hands as cold as ice.”
She settled.
She gave up real love for a man with money and she is lonely.
A marriage without love is the loneliest form of being lonely.
It is deafeningly silent.
Your heart aches with emptiness
especially when they are near.
Alternately, when you are in love, your heart aches with happiness…
In the beginning there is excitement at the mere thought of the other person
and as the months fade into years, it becomes a relaxed peacefulness
interspersed with overwhelming love and passion.
Love is not lonely.

couple before the kiss

Love is a symbol of eternity.
It wipes out all sense of time,
destroying all memory of a beginning
and all fear of an end.

~Author Unknown~

couple together at sunset
couple walking on beach

There is no lonelier man in death,
except the suicide,
than that man who has lived
many years with a good wife
and then outlived her.
If two people love each other
there can be no happy end to it.

~Ernest Hemingway~

couple with passion
man sad and crying

“Whoso loves, believes the impossible.”

~Elizabether Barret Browning~

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Yaya October 25, 2009 at 2:30 am

This post made me wanna go snuggle my hubby. 🙂


2 Mikki October 25, 2009 at 4:57 am

Sweet post!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looks like you have a LOT of good stuff over here on all your blogrolls. I had no idea which one to pick to leave a comment on, so I just closed my eyes and clicked the mouse. LOL


3 Life with Kaishon October 25, 2009 at 7:06 am

Oh Miss Rita! This just totally made my day! And I am at the fresh start of a new day too! So glad this will be in my mind. I love LOVE! Love is such a beautiful thing. I think it makes the world go round! Thank you for this! Hope your Sunday is filled with LOVE: )


4 Tammy Howard October 25, 2009 at 11:06 am

I married for love. My sister married for money, and stability. Love is better. 🙂


5 Tater Tot Mom October 25, 2009 at 2:13 pm

I love this post and the pictures were fabulous! I needed that today!


6 confused homemaker October 25, 2009 at 2:24 pm

I love Mother Teresa's quotes, she had so much wisdom.


7 Scrappy Girl October 25, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Love is grand!


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