Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  m j hollingshead, iJanice Scott, iWilliam Cottringer, iJansen Estrup, iTonya Kinzer, iZ McClure, iRoxanne Bland, i

  Home > Essays > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

CJ Heck

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· Messages
· 302 Titles
· 3,230 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Before 2003

CJ Heck, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Beyond Religion, Volume III, ebook
by Stan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski)

The Third in the Beyond Religion series, followed by Visualization - Creating your own Universe (also available as eBook on Smashwords)...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Done With Love?
by CJ Heck   
Rated "PG" by the Author.
Last edited: Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2011

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Recent articles by
CJ Heck

When I Get to Heaven, I'm Gonna Ask ...
One Summer Morning
Books, or eBooks? What's Your Preference?
A Marketing Idea
Beautiful Soul
           >> View all

Overheard: A Conversation about Love ...

The other day I was standing in a checkout lane at the grocery. I was in no particular hurry, and I found myself engrossed in a conversation between two women in line behind me. They were about my age and arguing about love. One woman must have had a terrible experience, because she said, "I'm dee-ohh-enn-eee! I'm DONE with love!" Then she said, "I'm afraid of love!"

The other woman seemed to have it more together, because what she said went something like this: "What do you mean you're done? What are you, stupid? You can't be done with love. And, you're not afraid of love. You're afraid of not being loved."

The first woman just listened. She shook her head back and forth, disagreeing. Her face got red and she started to say something, but she was cut off by the other woman.

"You have to be in love so you won't be by yourself. Ya get it? Naw, you're not afraid of love, you're just angry at how things turned out. You gotta give it some time." Then she gave the fearful woman a hug.

I wish I could say I knew how the conversation turned out, but it was my turn with the cashier. By the time I paid and loaded the plastic bags into my cart, the two women had stopped arguing and were laughing about something else as the cashier rang up their items.

But it made me think: how can anyone be done with love? We are love. It surrounds us and it runs through us. We came from love into this human form to have a human experience. To turn our backs on love would be to deny our very nature. Love is the reason we live. In essence, to be afraid of love is to lose all sense of being alive and, if we can't love, then why have we even been put here? Being afraid of love is like being afraid of ... well, breathing. It's not something to be afraid of. Love is who and what we are and it's as natural as breathing.

Both of the women were actually right. In a loving relationship, love feels wonderful. In in a non-loving relationship, love feels awful -- and if it's abusive, I can see how a person could grow to be afraid of love. A better way to say it might be to say that a non-loving or abusive relationship can make us afraid to trust in love again. That makes more sense to me.

Sooner or later we start to understand that love is more than verses on a valentine or the romance you see in a movie. It takes work, like anything of value. When love finds us in a loving relationship -- when we know what we have is the "real deal" -- we realize it's the most important thing in our lives and it's worth working at to keep it alive.

Love is mysterious and magical. It's radiance never fades. We are love -- and I think it's the greatest treasure in the Universe.


Web Site: Barking Spiders Poetry for Children

Reader Reviews for "Done With Love?"

Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by John Bidwell
I am so thankful you and Robert are here sharing so much.
There is so much to learn- so much wonder- and so much love.
Thanks for all you share with us!!!!!

Popular Essays Articles
  1. Challenges for Economists and for the Econ
  2. Crisis Management
  3. Retro 60s Flashback: Ding! Ding! Pump My R
  4. Another Shakespeare Doubter, book review
  5. Rhode Read: Clams Casino - Culinary Surviv
  6. Rhode Read:M-O-O for Coffee Milk, RI's Sac
  7. Rhode Read: RI’s Official Hotbed of Parano
  8. The God Particle
  9. A Self-Analysis (Jay Dubya)
  10. Private Foundations....Good, Bad, or Ugly?

Calliope's Mousepad: Women Writers Online by Carolyn HowardJohnson

"We are storytellers: Calliope is our muse. Instead of reciting epics, we use a mouse to communicate."..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Calliope's Mousepad: Women Writers Online by Carolyn HowardJohnson

"We are storytellers: Calliope is our muse. Instead of reciting epics, we use a mouse to communicate."..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.