A charming wander through Rosenblatt’s musings and memories, reflections, ramblings about the subject of love. Love in all it’s forms, parental love, romantic love, new love, love of friends, families and strangers, he captures moments through song lyrics, hopping about to and fro from one lyric to the next, a daisy-chain of loosely connected thoughts. And ramblings, have I mentioned those? Because Rosenblatt loves to ramble back and forth, here and there, over yonder and back home, all about love. Some sweet notes to his wife of many years, some whimsical observations of love in the world about him, but never too far from his love.
“The story I have to tell is of you. Of others, too. Other people, other things. But mainly of you. It begins and ends with you. It always comes back to you.”
At some point in time, somewhat reluctantly, he agrees to officiate at their wedding ceremony for a former student of his and her groom. After an introduction to those gathered, addressing the bride and groom, he says:
“People often think love’s simple because it arises naturally, in one’s nature. But love is no simpler than nature is simple. It makes demands. It requires corresponding actions. It takes concentration, patience, trust. It asks for attentiveness and creative listening. For a will toward understanding. For a willingness to live with discomfort and self-doubt. Perhaps, above all, for kindness – not only toward each other, but toward others, toward everyone. Philo said: ‘Be kind, for everyone is carrying a great burden.’ If you live in an atmosphere of kindness, it will enhance your love of each other. Love insists on kindness.”
The things we do for love.
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0062349422
- 条形码: 9780062349422
- 商品尺寸: 12.7 x 2 x 19 cm
- 商品重量: 304 g
- ASIN: 0062349422
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