In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “I Want to Know What Love Is.”
Because I’m pressed for ideas (actually they’re there but they’re fighting amongst themselves right now) and a little rusty at regular blog posts, I shall answer the daily prompt in the words of the great Olaf:
“True love is putting someone else’s needs before yourself.”
I don’t know why it took an animated, magical snowman from a Disney movie to describe what love is in less than 10 words, but I don’t see any objections.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Not for Thee.”
I have had the wonderful privilege of having an array of beautiful, athletic, charming and intellectually-gifted friends. It has always been somewhat of a struggle measuring up to them, but they’ve never rejected me, nonetheless. Seeing that I used to spend a lot of time just wasting it, I always felt a bit guilty until I saw on her MSN status (this was before Facebook came along) one day:
“Time you enjoy is not wasted.”
My eyes widened and I smiled. It is something that I don’t want to give away, since I’m just learning that this is the truth. I’ve felt guilty many times before for simply enjoying time and not doing anything the world sees as productive. So until I’ve learnt to take my own medicine, I really shouldn’t be dishing it out.
You’re asked to recite a poem (or song lyrics) from memory — what’s the first one that comes to mind? Does it have a special meaning, or is there another reason it has stayed, intact, in your mind?
“It’s only words, and words are all I have
To take your heart away.”
Because for the sake of this blog, that is all I have to offer you.
They are the only things that I can freely give to you, without giving away my soul.
They reflect my thoughts, my dreams, my anger, my pain.
And my gratefulness.