Alan M.This post was written on April 14, 2006.Alan M.in writings
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A few weeks back a friend of mine died. He wasn't a close friend, just someone I knew through others. He was one of those people with whom you simply fell in love. You couldn't help yourself. He was bright, funny, good looking and full of life. Whatever he was doing, he was all there in that minute. He was a talented musician, studying music at the University of Ottawa. Al had been battling leukemia for a couple of years, and even though he was diagnosed as terminal late in 2005, he never let his illness get the better of him. He seemed to be doing well in treatment, having some better moments and some worse ones. I didn't know him well enough to cry at the news of his death, but the pain was real enough all the same. It is a small regret that I didn't know more of his condition the last months of his life. I think that I would have liked to have seen him before he passed away. There would have been nothing I could have said or done, and I am no
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In recognition of their 20th wedding anniversary, Christine and Rob have chosen to renew their vows and commitment to each other. Through the years, Christine and Rob have remained a constant to their family and friends. They have been supportive to each other and to everyone around them. They have hosted events not only for themselves, but for many of us. Today, they gather us together to share this celebration. Today, we celebrate them; to recognize the past 20 years and to wish them well for the coming years together.
Christine, On October 14, 1989, I committed myself to you. I promised to honour you and love you; I promised to care for you and comfort you. In the 20 years since that day, we have weathered stress and turmoil; we have grown together and changed together. You are not only a part of my life, you are a part of my self. Together we have achieved so much. H
On LoveEver been in love? Ever been so madly in love that nothing else in the world matters? Ever felt like dying when that love was taken away from you?On Lovein writings
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Oddly enough, I am one of the last people who would want to reduce love to some simple chemical imbalance in the brain. I feel no conflict with reducing depression or anxiety to chemical imbalances, even knowing that love is a major cause of both. Love is so very different from every other emotion we have.
Thousands of years have seen philosophers, poets and dreamers try to describe or explain love. They can make you cry or laugh with their many and varied attempts, but how well do they do? really? I would argue that love is beyond explanation, beyond description. Besides, the characters you are watching, the writers you are reading; many of them have been through love, but in the end what you are watching or reading is artifice; a re-enactment or portrayal of memories idealised. Loves won, loves lost and loves stillborn, but regardless of h