Thank you John Lennon for that line. I just need to remember it sometimes. I send to you the thoughts from 'The Prophet' by Kahlil Gibran in the last part "On Love" and the last ten lines specifically.
"Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings it's melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love.
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate on Love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips."
The title of this piece is 'Cupid." black, red and white acrylic on paper 20 x 20 inches.
More to come
All art copyright Alan Phillips 2015