Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

dutch pairLove, they say, is a many splendoured thing.

Sweethearts kissing is probably the first image that comes to mind!dec2010 147

But “Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward in the same direction”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I had another photo in mind, which perhaps suits the quote better, but I couldn’t find it.

However, they both portray a couple I don’t know enjoying the sight of sunset over the Indian Ocean together.

zoe and alexThen there’s filial love, the kind we share with our family and friends.

Zoe loved Alex before he was even born, and adored him afterwards.Alex and Zoe

Twenty years later, and he’s the biggest.

It’s a different love now, but love it is.

avalokiteshvara

There are many other shades and varieties of love.

I love Indian food.

As Pa-lin said a few times last weekend, I (really) love Nirvana.

Love can also be vast and encompass all beings, as in the Buddhist practice of compassion.

And that’s the kind that I think there’s just too little of, and which I aim to cultivate in myself and encourage in others.

Namaste!

 

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