Writing about love makes me more nervous than writing about any other topic. But I’m going to push through that fear these next few days. And no I won’t be giving click-baity advice – although I am guilty of this for the sake of a check – like 10 ways to keep your partner from leaving you.
There is so much more to say about love. Recently upon recommendation from my best friend I’ve been reading all about love by Bell Hooks. While I explore this text, I am rethinking everything I’ve ever learned about the four-letter word. It also has me wondering where this coyness to discuss the topic even comes from. We can celebrate drugs, money, hurting others, being petty and cutting others off. But love can bring up so many ill feelings for people because from childhood through adult relationships, they never knew it and are still searching for it. They bring their baggage with them everywhere they go. Energy doesn’t die, it’s only transferred. And because we don’t know how to channel that toxic energy properly, we only continue to hurt others.
For the new year, as a form of a resolution, I wrote out mood words that I would focus on in 2016 and placed them in my creation box. One of the words was love. But way before the new year, I’ve been drawing closer to the word and what it means in society, in my family, in my relationship with God and romantically.
As a V-day special, I wrote a couple of these thoughts on love recently and I decided to drop them here. The series is simply called “l o v e n o t e s.”