Wednesday, October 28, 2009

everything belongs

Perhaps this is what love is for:
to live then die then live again.

Once, alone in perceiving self;
Now, hand is in the hand of nature.
Once, out of place with what seemed good;
Now, eyes see a leaf's veins as my own blood reservoir.

To know that our hearts beat
as the seasons beat
Life and Death and Life again
is good.

(Sometimes) love must end to birth resurrection.

fyodor dostoyevsky

"Love people even in their sin, for that is the semblance of Divine Love and is the highest love on earth. Love all of God's creation, the whole and every grain of sand of it. Love every leaf, every ray of God's light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love."

from The Brothers Karamazov