Neil Gaiman’s sonnet and a few thoughts about love…

I read a sonnet by Neil Gaiman, author of Stardust, American Gods, and other works. He wrote of love and his perspective. Or perhaps, it was a faux perspective. 

Either way, I found myself relating to his words. To paraphrase the ending: “I don’t know what ‘I love you’ means,”

“I think it means, ‘don’t leave me here alone.”

Truly profound. It got me thinking about ‘love’ this morning. As I have written so many times, me and love are not friends. We have this hate-hate relationship. 

I hate to see love come, and then when I get adjusted to it, I hate to see it go.

Still, it takes a lot of heart to write such a beautiful sonnet about something we humans barely understand. I thought of God’s love this morning. I would imagine that ‘love’ was meant to be what God’s love is. 

Pure perfection. 

I know.  That standard is impossible to attain. The elephant is still in the room though. Just because it’s difficult doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to attain it. 

Or at least that’s how my brain views it. 

Of course, I am writing this on one cup of coffee. Love is far too complex of a subject to tackle when you’re not fully caffeinated. Either way, if you’re interested in reading the sonnet, I shared it to my Facebook account. You can also find it on Pinterest. 

It’s 0530, and I wish you all a good day. 

Published by frontporchmusings694846020

I am a good ole country boy residing in North Mississippi. I love to read, fish, hunt, hike and go to garage sales. Flea markets are a passion of mine. I read anything, but some of my favorites are: Dean Koontz, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, Shakespeare, and I possess a fondness for the writings of William Faulkner and Mark Twain. If I am forced to choose, I prefer baseball to football. I enjoy Alabama football (Roll Tide)! My baseball teams include: The Colorado Rockies and Boston Red Sox. I am divorced, the father of two daughters and live by myself with Chunk and Roscoe (my dogs).

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