Do you think any of us know how to love?! Do you think anybody would ever do anything if they waited until they knew how to love?! Do you think that babies would ever get made or meals cooked or crops planted or books written or what God-damn-have-you? Do you think people would even get out of bed in the morning if they waited until they knew how to love? You have had too much therapy. Or not enough. God knows how to love, kiddo. The rest of us are only good actors. Forget love. Try good manners. [Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood]
I thought for a Very Long Time that I’d missed the week when they were teaching How To Love. I mean, Love, like the No Matter What and You Can Count On Me sort. MayBE I just had teachers who taught me Love was dangerous, difficult, and definitely NOT in my skillset.
Now I know something quite different. HOW?! is never the right question. It’s NOT even the point. Love is bigger than words can express, but it’s NOT BEyond my grasp.
Or anyone else’s.
Sometimes I wonder if any of us are cut out for the lives we lead. [Rebecca Wells, Little Altars Everywhere]
Still, I/we DO the best I/we can.
I love you, Currie