High Five Fridays: Week 3

Few hours late! Hoho. Okay, maybe a day late. 🙂

But to celebrate the “post-valentine” season, here’s a happy friday playlist dedicated to love.

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Whether you’re a hopeless romantic, an anti-valentine bitter advocate, valentine happy in the arms of your prince charming, love is still love.

We got to understand the context of love. We have to have a better grasp in handling and applying the idea of love. We got to stop limiting it in the context of  relationships, and extend it in a wider scope. Start celebrating the spirit of love in ourselves. Of all things, you owe it to yourself.

Surround yourself in it, and I am sure you’ll be able to to extend it out.

But, I won’t be a hypocrite. As much as I always think about it that way, I kid you not, sometimes i still ould feel alone. I would feel that there’s utterly something wrong with me. Is it how I look? How I speak? How I carry myself? No one wants me!

Ahh, the cries of desperation you might say? Nope, I am just thinking out loud usually. Really, no. 🙂 I think it’s okay to wonder this way, but as they always say, “Good things come to those who wait!”. And it will. So soon, I’ll see you, just like what i said  here .

But for the meantime, go experience love in the most littlest of ways. Whether you’ve been through cuts and bruises, heartbreaks and death, open your hearts to idea of love as an acceptance.

Whether it’s just a flash of smile, or a hug from your love one, stay happy and stay true.

Because, isn’t it that the true essence of love is also giving?

Stop obsessing on questions of what ifs. Instead, replace it with the questions of why not?

So, give.

Give and give, and expect nothing in return.

Experience the great miracles of life in love giving. And I assure you, you’ll have the best experience of love’s pure soul and beauty.

1.) John 3:16 + 1 Corinthians 13

Love in its most beautiful and best form. There’s no greater love than this.

by BioSss, Deviantart

by BioSss, Deviantart

2.) Wong fu Productions: The Last

“After she passed, those words stuck with me the most, teaching me to see that one of the great gifts we have of being alive is the ability to give and receive and even lose love. There are so many like her, whose lives end before having any of those experiences. What a waste if we don’t strive to love in our lives. She made me understand why. Why waste this life not loving?”

3.) Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye: When Love Arrives

“Maybe love is only there for a month. Maybe love is there for every firework, every birthday party, every hospital visit. Maybe love stays. Maybe love can’t. Maybe love shouldn’t. Love arrives exactly when love suppose to. And love leaves exactly when love must. When love arrives say, “Welcome! Make yourself comf’table.” If love leaves, ask her to leave the door open behind her. Turn off the music. Listen to the quiet whisper, “Thank you for stopping by.”

4.) Sarah Kay: Private Parts

“And the spaces that he never saw, the ones my parents half labeled “private parts” when I was still small enough to fit all of myself and my worries inside a bathtub – I made up for that by handing over all the private parts of me.

There was no secret I didn’t tell him, there was no moment I didn’t share – and we didn’t grow up, we grew in, like ivy wrapping, moulding each other into perfect yings and yangs.

We kissed with mouths open, breathing his exhale into my inhale – we could have survived underwater or outer space.

Breathing only of the breath we traded, we spelled love, g-i-v-e, I never wanted to hide my body from him – if I could have I would have given it all away with the rest of me – I did not know it was possible.”

5.) Sonnet XVII, Pablo Neruda

This is one of my favorite love poems, along with Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116.

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Happy Weekend! How was your valentines?

Let love live everyday! 🙂

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