These beautiful yet complicated lines finally have started to make sense to me. Martin Heidegger wrote this in his love letters to Hannah Arendt: “Why is love rich beyond all other possible human experiences and a sweet burden to those seized in its grasp? Because we become what we love."
Love, invariably does change us. It has the power to mould or elevate us towards the highest human potential. Yet the modern idea of romance takes togetherness to such extremes that love seems so fragile despite.
Togetherness is being confused with paralyzing codependence, leading to vulnerability, wrong choices and stupid decisions.
Love so real, most nourishing and growing kind is the one that coexists with integrity of the individual. You don't cease to exist without your lover. Only if we could understand this difficult balance of intimacy and independence like Kahlil did with such precision ages ago. .
"Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music
And stand together, yet not too near together
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping,
For only the hand of Life can contain your heart.." ❣️
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