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Hatred Love of Heathcliff

Can love make some people do bad things, or do some people do bad things for love? Damaged when he first arrived, Heathcliff whose, ” . . . Reserve springs from an aversion to showy displays of feeling – to manifestations of mutual kindliness. He’ll love and hate equally undercover, and esteem it a species of impertinence to be loved or hated again.” From chapter 3 of Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, grew even more so by the love of Catherine.

But their love was a relationship built on complications, sorrow, anger and a bliss that connected the two inexplicably.

It was not only that love that molded him, but the actions of those around him. Yes, we decide who we want to be and how we will react when others do bad things to us. And sadly for him, his reactions led him down a path of destruction of himself and others.

Miss Bronte’s book, a wonderful novel, depicts not only a love story, but the pros and cons of the two central characters that acted like a domino pushing down other dominoes. A story about love and all its mess. Love is like that, sometimes. And Laurence Olivier did a remarkable job playing him.

But we must define the meaning of a soulmate. One must decide whether it will be love or an obsession, which is dangerous. If one will toy with another person’s emotions, which should not be done. To what extent will he/she go to to protect that love, and most importantly, HOW he/she will love someone. Because it is in the how that will define his/her actions.

It is not always happy, and I guess for some, it comes as a shock. “Let love be without dissimulation.” Romans 12 vs 9

But maybe, just maybe, some of us too want a man to love us that way, perhaps absent the madness. 🙂

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Elvis has left the building, and I’m following his Cadillac. 🙂 So until then, this is the end my friends, for a few . . . Taking a MUCH NEEDED AND MUCH DESERVED  BREAK. Yippee!!!!So until after then:-

“Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” Art Linkletter

“A loving God never stops being who he is, even during our bad times.”

‘The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” Norman Vincent Peale

“Happiness is in the taste, not the things.” La Rochefoucauld

“The poorest person is he whose only wealth is money.” Our Daily Bread

“Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.” Henri Frederic Amiel

“Anyone can give away something expensive, but only those who understand sacrifice can give away something valuable.”

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” Benjamin Franklin

“Wishing to be friends is quick, but friendship is a slowly ripening fruit.”

“The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, but enjoy the right things.” John Ruskin

“In light of eternity, what one believes is far more important than what one achieves.” Our Daily Bread

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

“Sometimes one is guided by what they say of themselves, and very frequently by what other people say of them, without giving oneself time to deliberate and judge.” Elinor from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

“The truth  is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” Winston Churchill

“Some people never reach later because they’re stuck in the now.”

“For the obedient follower of Christ, care of the conscience is an important way of maintaining a moral compass despite moral imperfection.” Our Daily Bread

“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”

“To wish you were someone else is to be waste the person you are.”

“We are products of our past, but never its prisoners.” Drew C. Bowling.

“A great man is one who has not lost his child’s heart.” Menicus

“We often confuse unconditional love with unconditional approval. God loves us without conditions, but does not approve of every human behavior. God doesn’t approve of betrayal, violence, hatred, suspicion, and all other expressions of evil, because they all contradict the love God wants to instill in the human heart.” Henri Nouwen

“Love . . ., what is it?”

Everyone enjoy and have a great, fantastic, beautiful, summer. 🙂