Love Endures and we are reminded of this idea during this month of February, when Valentine’s Day is celebrated. Now- a- days, people buy cards and send e-greetings to their beloveds. But long ago, people expressed their love via post or letters delivered on horseback. No telephones, Internet and mass media were utilized to convey the message from one lover’s heart to another. I adore the old romantic movies from early US history, where letters are hand crafted with delicate calligraphy to express the heartfelt passion of the lover’s heart. The letters are then carefully sealed with wax and given to an entrusted delivery person or mail service to ensure that their beloved, however near or far away will receive it. Upon receipt of the letter, that may have taken weeks or months to arrive, the cherished recipient opens it, and is reminded that love endures through time and distance.
How very different this delayed gratification is, from the immediacy of sending a text, email or Instagram post as we do nowadays. With technology so highly advanced, one can reach out to many people at one time and express their love and they can voice their love many times a day to one or numerous friends and lovers near and far. Also, there is no need to wait for a response, as in days gone by, instead one can receive immediate feedback that their loved one’s care for them. But perhaps this instant gratification of love expressed virtually has outweighed the benefits of love that is cultivated slowly and held closely to one’s heart over time and space.
I imagine that years ago, before mass communication was available, that love was more tenderly cherished and expressions of love, although more infrequent, were possibly more genuine. The innocence of love that endures over time without the constant need for a barrage of proof that comes from texts, calls, emails and Instagram’s that one is loved is a special gift. Consider the friend whom you haven’t heard from in many years, who suddenly resurfaces in your life (maybe from a Facebook search) Upon reconnecting with one another, the love that was there may be instantly reignited and a bond that was formed eons ago can come to life again. This is proof that love endures through time and doesn’t diminish because of lack of contact. remember that just because you have not heard from someone in a while, that does not mean that they don’t love you.
Perhaps you have been lucky enough to connect with a person who feels incredibly familiar to you upon first meeting them. You may have a sense of loving them automatically. This could possibly be a divine union that began in another lifetime, only to be continued in this time and space. When true love is present, the power of that formidable force can transcend all physical limitations. This applies to our loved ones that have moved on to the other side of life as well. Their love is still accessible to us. True love endures ceaselessly.
During this Valentine’s month, look deep within your heart and see if there is someone you could reach out to and express your love for them, even though time may have passed since your last encounter. You just might be pleasantly surprised to discover that love endures through time and space.