"The man in the green suit said a woman is for loving. If you love a woman enough she will unburden herself. That is the sweetest woman there is, a woman who has been loved well enough. This was the truest woman there was and a man could live a happy life. He looked at her directly and spoke to her alone. She looked away.
She wanted to raise her voice loud and say that it was not like that at all, it was that a woman must love herself enough. A woman like that is the sweetest woman there is. She believed this but could not say it. What kept her quiet was that she remained puzzled by one aspect of her belief, the question she could not answer was how a woman got to do that, how she got to love her own knees, and kiss her own elbows, how she got to feel she was all breeze there is and all the mornings there are and all the loving there could be.
And then seek something more which perhaps only another can provide, and love a man simply because she could, and indeed something in him made her heart beat, and yes, her knees weak with the flow of his tender caress. Finding herself, that was it.”
* Something ‘bout your happiness feels like freedom :: black love * - Gabriel Teodros ft. Sarah MK …too beautiful ❤ Jessica
Short documentary about the first skate park in Ethiopia called “Love in Action: Ethioskate” created by an Ethiopian community activist and skateboarder. Shared by Gabriel Teodros, love worker. Pure love.
Love is at the very heart of this project of social transformation.
Love is path and goal. Love is how we get there and it is where we want to go.
Love is not just the sweet stuff.
Love is the truth telling. Love is the effort. Love is the picking each other up. Love is the way we make sense out of our universal fallibility.
Love is the sense of wholeness that rings true when we move together, when we make progress together, when we grow.
Love is as ineffable as it is an actionable practice – an exchange that can be felt and seen.
Love is a being-with one another.
It is forgiveness. It is compassion.
It is us at our very best.
It is our conscious engagement with the fiery dance of creation.
Cross-posted from the: Love Series on the Interaction Institute Blog by Gibran Rivera.
Much love to my my fellow earth wanderers (and love workers) Barbara and Brenda for bringing me to this Beauty. ~ ❤ aMiNa