Making It Real, Relationships and Love

Be a Lamp Lighter for Each Other

Before electricity, large cities such as London and New York City had lamp lighters. Men who would walk the boulevards and light the gas lamps along the main streets and upper class neighborhoods (Reference the recent movie Mary Poppins Returns with Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, the lamp lighter?) I've been fascinated by the metaphorical idea… Continue reading Be a Lamp Lighter for Each Other

Relationships and Love

Love in the Time of Cholera [COVID19]

Gabriel García Márquez’s novel Love in the Time of Cholera seems the perfect lead for my thoughts of love and romance during this bizarre time of the world’s pandemic-the Coronavirus. A bit of backdrop regarding the novel: In the late 1800s, in a Caribbean port city, a young telegraph operator named Florentino Ariza falls deliriously in love… Continue reading Love in the Time of Cholera [COVID19]

Relationships and Love

Romantic Reciprocity

Romantic reciprocity is the belief and action of each person in a relationship caring about one another, their well being. Each person is invested and engaged. They initiate communication and caring consistently and equally. Have you been in a romantic relationship where you feel either you are working too hard and the other person isn't?… Continue reading Romantic Reciprocity

Relationships and Love

Distance and Differences- a Way to Intimacy

Rainer Maria Wilke:    Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other against the sky. I'm not sure more can be said… Continue reading Distance and Differences- a Way to Intimacy