“Every human being wants to love and be loved. This is very natural. But often love, desire, need, and fear get wrapped up all together. There are so many songs with the words, “I love you; I need you.” Such lyrics imply that loving and craving are the same thing, and that the other person is just there to fulfill our needs. We might feel we can’t survive without the other person. When we say, “Darling, I can’t live without you. I need you,” we think we’re speaking the language of love. We even feel it’s a compliment to the other person. But that need is actually a continuation of the original fear and desire that have been with us since we were small children.”
I was sick last week and did not get to post this. . . Aug 2nd was my parents’ 52 wedding anniversary. I wish that everyone could experience the ups and downs that they have and the bond that has kept them together.
Much love and deep bows of gratitude to Bob & Judy Stevens. Thank you for all the love, sacrifice, and compassion they have fostered in our family!
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