Valentine's Day musings
"Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another." Thomas Merton
At this time of year we are bound to think of love even if we do not buy into the whole St. Valentine's Day package. I have been finding myself a little out of sorts this year. Certain circumstances have occurred that have left me somewhat upset and unlike my normal cheerful self. Hate is a strong word but I really hate feeling this way and I can't seem to lift myself out of it. I am hurt and it makes me miserable. |( I really must say at this point that it is as much my fault as anyone else if not more so ) Added to which, as some of you know, I have had pneumonia for over a month now and it is not helping my general demeanor. I a
What's love got to do with it?Athena, Artemis, Eos, Selene, Hermes, Apollo, Poseidon, Hestia, Demeter, Hecate, Hemera, Nyx... Aphrodite was spinning the pen between her hands, staring at those names again. Gods and goddesses without a significant other, no doubt feeling that loss even if some of them, like Artemis, tried so hard to pretend otherwise. According to Aphrodite none of them deserved missing someone in their lives. There sure wasn't anything wrong with any of them. All handsome and clever, kind and open minded people, however none of them without their fair share of quirks. Then who was without them? Aphrodite was not flawless herself. Neither were people like Hera, Zeus, Clymene, Hyperion, Oceanos, Nereus, Persephone or anyone else who had found love in their lives.
Like Iris and Zephyros. Their marriage was just about two year old, however Aphrodite knew it would last, since they had that 'thing' which made them connect so well. The Goddess of Love was so proud of that endeavor of hers. Every tim