Tag Archives: Desire

To the world

Are you giving to the world what you desire from it, and are you happy, satisfied, and content?

“That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” Emily Dickinson 🙂

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Desire?

Is desire greater than a want or less than a need? The reason I asked is because of this.

“Stranger than you dreamt it, can you even bear to look, or dare to think of me?… This lonesome gargoyle who burns in hell but secretly YEARNS for heaven secretly, secretly but Christine… fear can turn to love you’ll learn to see to find the man behind the monster this… repulsive carcass that seems a beast but secretly dreams of beauty secretly, secretly…”
from the movie The Phantom of The Opera

Those were the words of the Phantom to Christine Daae, and after them, he cried.

There was a desire to be with the person he loved; he compared it to heaven. But he did not get that love. Why? She did not love him; there was no yearning to be with him.

When you love someone, do you want to be around that person, or do you need to be around that person? Can it lead to an obsession?

for the month of february, PLEASE GIVE A DIME. Or ten cents, or an equivalent. For each day, set this amount aside for the whole month, 28 days, and at the end of the month, donate it to a children’s charity. A small big difference. Pass the word along if you please. :)

Putting Two Letters Together

I and F equal If, a powerful word when the letters are combine.

It contains possibilities that good and bad things might happen. It contains hopes, fears, and regrets. It contains the actions of people, whether negative or positive.

If only . . ./If I was . . ./If that did not . . ./If that happens then . . ./ If she or If he . . .

But the if I want to talk about is a poem I read a few years ago, a poem by Rudyard Kipling. It goes:-

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

What does your IF contains?