We were so young! I wasn't yet 21, he was just 24, and there we were, walking down an aisle to a happy-ever-after life. We were impossibly young; what did we know? We didn't know what we didn't know, that's what I say now. Our parents were thrilled; we were marrying within our culture. And . . .
I've never believed in the concept of a single best friend. Hearing "She's my best friend" always made me wonder how other friends would feel if they knew they were runners-up in the good friends contest. No, I never believed in "best" when it comes to friends, just "different." And I'm lucky . . .
This song plays constantly while I'm in my car, giving me plenty of time to think about the concept of loving one another. Not to mention how loving our brother is reflected in the behavior of both people in the public eye and people I know. Or not reflected. I have to admit that even as I charge . . .
It began as a hike, a way to get some exercise, in a small, hilly city nearby. We had every intention of really pumping up the intensity of our walk, but then, we came across a beautiful little cemetery and were captivated by the many lives creatively memorialized in granite. The Catholic . . .
These represent how Jesus Christ lived and and by example, what he taught his followers. These are, in fact, the central tenets of the Christian faith. And yet, we see exactly the opposite from many of the most visible preachers. You know, the ones that get all the publicity. How much love is shown . . .
I heard a beautiful story during this Gay Pride month, of a young gay man afraid to come out to his traditional, ethnic and religious family. But he did. At first, his family was shocked and confused, although truth be told, they probably had considered that he was gay. But he stood firm and proud, . . .
Love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don't. I'd make a tweak in that "Love the people who treat you right." I'd say "Love everyone. But forget about those who don't treat you right." "Don't pay any attention to people who don't treat you right." That's the main . . .
Once I take hold of your hand, I never let go – even if you let go. – Maharajji... shared at a Ram Dass retreat last year. It's all about being love. Such a beautiful thought and especially timely with the recent publication of my essay in the anthology, Dumped: Women Unfriending Women as well . . .
A match is a match. It could be a lover or it could be a friend, but when someone "gets" you? It's priceless. Those moments when no explanation is needed? When an exchange of a glance or a roll of the eye says everything? They're irresistible. Just ask Pooh and Piglet. They've got a deep . . .
To live in this world, you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go. -Mary Oliver The poets say love is immortal and maybe it is, but our experience of it . . .