My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

Love isn’t my enemy…love is the one sustaining hope in a world of disappointing realities. Love is the one inspiration that seems to be an epiphany at every turn, no matter how it goes, for better or worse (maybe that’s why they put that phrase in the wedding vows). Nope, Love, even at it’s worst, is a marvelous thing. Sometimes I think it’s going to kill me, and at other times I can’t live without it. Life, on the other hand, can really be a bastard…not BEING alive, that’s almost always a winning hand, but life can be such a killjoy when it comes to love; the two are so inextricably connected. Life and all its issues can really screw up a perfectly wonderful love.  But we have to play the hand we’re dealt in life, and love is usually in the ante. So we keep our cards close to the vest and play it cool, and once or twice in a lifetime, we find ourselves holding four hearts…waiting on that fifth card from the dealer, knowing the chances are slim, but raising the bet anyway we can to stay in the game…because sometimes, if we’re patient, and skillfully play the cards we have, we can stay in the game long enough to finally get that last heart, the one that makes it a flush…and we get the girl, or the guy, or the 143.00 in the pot.

Just Say’n

tlh

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12 responses

  1. Indeed a game worth the cost of admission. 🙂

    January 30, 2011 at 12:54 pm

  2. “Life and all its issues can really screw up a perfectly wonderful love.”

    Does it? Or does it just blow away what was an illusion of love. The infatuation of love, left with nothing?

    January 30, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    • Thank you for visiting my blog so regularly,and for your kind comments. 🙂

      My Dear, when one gets to a certain age he should be past infatuation, and dispense with anything that isn’t real love. As we realize we have more past than future, the importance of true love increases as our allotted time decreases. But life and its situations have a nasty habit of getting in the way, and it’s a rare person with the patience and perseverance to actually see their way through to true happiness.

      January 30, 2011 at 11:39 pm

      • I cannot agree more oxo

        February 4, 2011 at 1:04 am

  3. Just what is real love?

    If life gets in the way, how will you know true happiness when you see it? Is it as simple as a poem arriving in the mail?

    January 31, 2011 at 1:11 am

    • Real love is unselfish. Most “love” is based in very selfish feelings…the person we love makes us feel very good. Like a drug, it addicts us, and we just keep wanting more. We miss it when it’s gone. We’re jealous if someone else wants it. We get angry when it doesn’t act or react the way we want it to. It’s all about US, how WE feel. This “love” almost always ends in heartache and regret.

      Some of us learn to not be selfish, and to love because we want to do what’s best for the person we love; to love them the way they need to be loved without really requiring anything in return except for their unselfish love for us. It’s such a rare thing to find a person we can feel this way about, and even more unusual for that person to reciprocate that same unselfishness….but it happens all the time, every day, somewhere, two people meet that understand unselfish love…real love.

      I think when life gets in the way, and it so often does, we can still find and keep happiness, in regards to love, if both parties are willing to work through all the pitfalls and mazes, know how to keep their pride in check, and learn how to talk to each other in a meaningful way.

      Getting a poem in the mail is a wonderful start down the road to happiness…especially if it’s a good one.

      tlh

      February 1, 2011 at 1:29 am

  4. Hopefully, those poems will have the description of the road to take. They all look alike, sometimes.

    February 1, 2011 at 4:26 pm

  5. lifeinarecipe

    I don’t know if you intended it or not, but I like the ending, where no matter what, there is some kind of prize. I’m a glass is always full kind of gal, so if I didn’t get the guy I would take the money and buy a pair of new shoes to wear to the next game. 🙂 I imagine guys would be buying beer.. 😉
    Your thoughts expressed as is or in poetry are insightful and thought provoking…as always thanks for sharing!

    February 2, 2011 at 9:51 am

  6. very wise words. i agree with you too, love is what makes life worth living.

    February 3, 2011 at 5:24 am

  7. signed .............bkm

    Love is always the goal…whether in a romantic relationship or relationship with living…it is the experience that brings us to life, that inspires us to be our best and life will always get in the way – the happy ending is always our choice….your writing expresses your passion of living and loving…keep writing…blessings.bkm

    February 3, 2011 at 8:36 pm

  8. I enjoyed reading through all of the above comments…I have my own views…very thought provoking Tracy oxo

    February 4, 2011 at 1:10 am

  9. Now I got the urge to find a nine man table..

    ..I hear ya Tracy and “I second that emotion.”

    By the way…I really wanna live in the cabin up at the top. Play ya a hand for it..

    February 9, 2011 at 9:40 pm

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