Enduring Passionate Love

by Sherry Riter in Love,Marriage,Marriage series,Relationship

Simply put, romantic love is a feeling of intense desire and deep, tender passion for another person.

I heard what you said.
I’m not the silly romantic you think.
I don’t want the heavens or the
shooting stars.
I don’t want gemstones or gold.
I have those things already.
I want…a steady hand.
A kind soul.
I want to fall asleep, and wake,
knowing my heart is safe.
I want to love, and be loved.
~Shana Abé~

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is a novel by Louis de Bernières as well as a 2001 film starring Nicolas Cage and Penélope Cruz. From the film is a definition of romantic love…

The Sweetest fruit © Liliana Karadjova

“When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are to become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No… don’t blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away.”

autumn idyll © jimbi

Yes, love is discussed daily, read about in books, watched in movies and listened to in music…

You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs.
But I look around me and I see it isn’t so.
Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs.
And what’s wrong with that?
I’d like to know, cause here I go again
I love you, I love you,
I love you, I love you,
I can’t explain the feelings plain to me, say can’t you see?
Ah, she gave me more, she gave it all to me
Now can’t you see,
What’s wrong with that
I need to know, cause here I go again
I love you, I love you

Love doesn’t come in a minute,
Sometimes it doesn’t come at all
I only know that when I’m in it
It isn’t silly, no, it isn’t silly, love isn’t silly at all.

How can I tell you about my loved one?
How can I tell you about my loved one?

How can I tell you about my loved one?
(I love you)
How can I tell you about my loved one?
(I love you)
I love you, I love you
I love you, I love you
I love you, I love you
I love you, I love you
You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs.
But I look around me and I see it isn’t so.
Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs.
And what’s wrong with that?

And what’s wrong with that?

The Redhead Riter

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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.



{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 KathyMorelli July 29, 2011 at 11:31 am

I "love" this post!
The opening quote is fantastic..
can I borrow it for my therapy practice?
too true!

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2 sarah July 29, 2011 at 5:22 pm

really amazing pics and words!!!

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3 Madison July 29, 2011 at 11:56 pm

I am a romantic at heart so I love this post.:) Have a great weekend!

Madison

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4 Kindred Adventures July 30, 2011 at 1:09 am

I always enjoy your pieces on love and marriage! I am never disappointed and they are so wonderful to read! -Laverne

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5 Katherines Corner July 30, 2011 at 1:17 am

What a sweet post. Hugs!!

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6 Jules July 30, 2011 at 1:27 am

My grandparents were together more than 60 years. They escaped Russia in 1914, as the government was 'cleaning house' and reclaiming Russian land owned by non-Russians.

I know enough about their early years together to know that they weren't mired in delusions of romantic love – life was difficult, they fought to survive in their new country, they built a farm and raised 5 children.

They bickered and disagreed, and – in my youthful ignorance – I didn't see the real love. When my grandmother died, grandpa sold their house – he didn't want to live there without her.

That was when I saw the real love.

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7 Sandi July 30, 2011 at 11:02 am

We say we "love" so often, I sometimes think the word has been watered down. The love you have written of, is the "love" we all want to be present and open enough to receive.

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8 melody-mae July 30, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Oh how I loved this post! That picture on the lake all golden and beautiful, just made me sigh. Oh yes, this post was lovely!

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9 Erin O'Riordan July 30, 2011 at 9:24 pm

I'm not a big fan of the Wings tune, but otherwise this was a flawlessly beautiful post.

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10 Jeanine Byers Hoag August 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Great post! I adore Silly Love Songs.

It was my favorite song for a long time when it came out. Of course, I was just a wee young thing at the time! 😉

Jeanine
Are you dressing your truth?
Do you know which colors look best on you?

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