WRAPPED UP IN LOVE...by b. Malin

Photo by Stephan
Photo by Stephan

THE MANY SEASONS OF LOVE...

We are Born, We Live, We die...But in between are the Many Seasons of Love. We Learn, we pass our Knowledge on, and hope that it won't be forgotten when our time comes to pass. We hope that we are a Good Person, that we learn from past mistakes as we go forth building a Future of Dreams...With Lots and Lots of Tomorrows.

We Grow up...We play and act "Grownup"...We try not to let our Fears show...but never the less, We sometimes Fear silently. We need to be accepted...We have to be accepted...Society says so.

We fall in Love...that First Love, the one we think we will Die from, especially if we can't have that very Special Person. Most times it doesn't work out, because we are too Young, or our Parents don't approve, or the timing is wrong... And so we dry those tears and eventually move on...And that Season, that "First Season of Love" fades with time, but is never really forgotten.

Eventually, if we are Lucky, we meet The One...It may be after a First Marriage has failed, or a Relationship that was bad from the start has finally Played it's last scene...And you are able to walk away, ready, so very ready, to meet the Right Person, the one you will share the rest of your life with...Maturity has taken hold of your Life, and like Love, you are ready to embrace it.

You are Happy, You have now found Love...Life is Comfortable, and Good, because you totally understand one another...Most of the time...And you find out this Love is a Good Listener, most of the time. And he finds out you can get "Nutsie" at least once a Month...or more. But still it's "ok"...and there is that word called, "Compromise" and that's ok too. For in order for Love to work and to grow there has to be this formula...and so Satisfied, you Marry.

The Children are born, and if you're Lucky, you raise them right, to the best of your Knowledge...And you Love them Unconditionally...and they Love you back and you and yours are Wrapped up in that Love called Parenthood.

The years tick ahead, they grow up, go to College, or strike out on their own with Confidence, and you Smile knowing this part of your job is TEMPORARILY done...Parenthood never ends, even when your Children make you Grandparents. Your Face feels like it will Crack from Smiling, because they are so Bright and Clever and Beautiful and Handsome and the Thousands of Pictures that you take don't lie.

You find yourself still Wrapped in Love for this Person, after all these years... You still Love his Humor, his Wit, his Looks, his Style...He laughs when you tell him you bought a Mirror that magnifies your Face 15 times! He tells you if you look in it, you'll never leave the house! And you both have a good Laugh. He also tells you he Loves being Naked in the Hot Tub with You and only YOU... At this point you know you've chosen Wisely and Well, and so you say a prayer to yourself for Many, Many, More Seasons of Love.


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TheWhisper 5 years ago from Macomb,MI

love truly is something that evolves in our life and you illustrate its power beautifully and gracefully.

Please visit my new hub "Brenda's BDAY" that I wrote in honor of my mother's birthday. Please comment happy birthday. :))


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Beautiful and lovely written..thus the cycle of life..Thank you..


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Thank you Whisper for commenting and stopping bye, yes, I will come to look.

Hi Sunnie, so glad you Commented and Enjoyed, always a Pleasure. I'll be bye to see you too!


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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Beautiful and tender ode to the true joys of mature love which strengthens over time becoming even more cherished as we grow older and continue to love and accept each other just the way we are. Voted up, useful, beautiful and awesome!


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

Hi b. you have made my eyes fill up reading this beautiful and tender hub. I hope that one day I will find the love that you describe before I pop my clogs. You are a lucky lady. Love to lover man too. x Oh this love thing just keeps going around.


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Beautiful and awesome - just like the love you and LoverMan share. I like the idea of lots of tomorrows -- possibilities!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

HappyBN Thank You for all Your Beautiful Comments as well...Growing Older with one you Truly Love is the Best! Billy Joel once sang, "Don't go Changing to try and Please Me, I Love you just the way you are".

Hey Strange so glad to see you once more Bluestar...This is a Second Marriage for both of us, which has been going STRONG for 23 years...And no we did NOT break up our first Marriages, we were married to Cheaters. But we've had the last laugh!

Lots and Lots of possibilities Sally because there is ALWAYS TOMORROW! THANKS so much for your Beautiful comments as well.


Cheryl Kapelner-Champ 5 years ago

Very thoughtful & most touching. "Love is all U* need."

b. Marlin, & The Beatles say it best! Am very happy that your life, & your perspective on it, has brought U* to this point. Such good thougts & writing to share.

Wishing U* continued health, love & happiness.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Cheryl as a friend who goes way back with me, I so appreciate your Lovely Comments and support. LOL. b.


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, this was a joy to read, so many of us think we have chosen the 'wrong' one, but then we realise exactly what we have. Sometimes love can come from somewhere when you are least expecting it, and hopefully it stays like that forever, cheers nell


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Good article. You make it sound so wonderful and cozy. A perpetual fairy tale existence filled with love and happiness. Sure wish that was true. Sometimes we have to learn to live alone to gain self confidence, and independence, but i like your version better. Good job.


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alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

The photo is such a great accompaniment to the article. Voting this Up and Beautiful.


JinnyMarte 5 years ago

Aahhhhh to be blessed in such a beautiful way...

b.Malin you have managed to marvel me again...

This is a tremendously beautiful and witty hub.

Thank you


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Beautiful poem. Say, does lover man take ginseng or yohimbe for passion? Just wondered, no reason. Just because...


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Just beautiful. I can say that I chose wisely. Up beautiful, useful and awesome.


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50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

Aye a good write that I enjoyed from a second hand perspective there are days that I think it should be a first hand experience, but I've got to do many things and enjoy life and shared some with passers by, all in all with friends on the wires, and even a few that wonder by now and again, I'm thankful. Life and it's construction is different for us all, thanks for a thoughtful read, dusty


september girl 5 years ago

I love this depiction on life and love, b. Malin. : ) Very well said and done. Voted up and awesome!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Neil, Thanks for all your Thoughts so Wonderful Expressed...and so very True. I'm glad I gave you Joy in Reading this Hub.

D. Williams, I should have stressed that Also Living Alone and being Content is so very Important and Satisfying as well...Because in the End, that's how it is regardless. As for Cozy...yes, however we are quite Human, and do have our Moments...But, we work those times out through Conversation, sometimes Loud Conversation.

Alocsin, When I brought home this piece of art work, I just knew it would be Perfect for the Hub I was thinking about...Thank you for the Compliments on it, and of course your Vote!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

JinnyMarte, thank YOU so much for all your Accolades to this Hub...It kind of spoke to me as I was working on it and typing away!

A.A. to be Honest, Brutally Honest...Sometimes, It's Just NOT Happening and at those times we KISS and say it's still OK...there is Always (hopefully) Tomorrow.

Hopefully as we Mature Breakfastpops, especially if it is a 2nd Marriage (which we are) we have Chosen Wisely...and you guys seems Happy too! Thanks for thinking my Hub Beautiful!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Hi Dusty, You are certainly doing What's Right For YOU, and that's what counts in Life and you know how we are all WRAPPED UP IN LOVE with You my Friend. Thanks for all your Wonderful Comments.

September Girl, Thank You so much for thinking my Hub's Deciption on Life and Love is OK! And Thanks for your Awesome Vote.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

To write such a beautiful hub on love, you must have experienced it, I think you and lover man have something very special:-)

Voting up and beautiful


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Ah what a great hub and written with such feeling. Thanks, for sharing, b.Malin!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

We do have Something Special Movie Master, Each Other, and a good LIfe and Yes, a Happy One...Of course there are Moments, like any Marriage, but most times, It's GOOD! Thanks for your Beautiful rank and Vote my friend.

Hey Cloverleaf, I'm so glad my Feelings Shine through, thanks for the Compliments...It's what us writers live to hear.


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

malin - While I generally agree with what you wrote so eloquently, some of it can prove to be a fairy tale. Good read though. What you put into life, you get out of life and relationships.

The Frog


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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

B,your writing has moved me to tears being glad you have found this in your life. I second what frog prince says, you get out of life what you put into it. Love is the better way to go. Even if a person is single, he/she can choose a life of love towards all those in their lives. Thanks for a beautiful poem. Truly moving.


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is another very beautiful piece of writing, b. Malin. You have such a wonderful relationship with lover man. I'm glad that you found each other. Your photograph illustrates your theme perfectly.


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Karanda 5 years ago from Australia

Beautifully thought out and written b.Malin. I thoroughly enjoyed reading and feel uplifted by your positive ideas and gratitude in love.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

You are so Right Froggy in saying, What you put into a Relationship, you get out...I'll add Most of the time, but as in Life, there are exceptions... I'm glad you Enjoyed the read.

Icbenefield A Single person can be Happy with the Life he, or she has, sometimes more than someone in a bad Marriage...Life is what we make it... and only you or I, can make our selves Happy in Life. Thank you for your Beautiful Comments.

Alicia, Yes we do have a Wonderful Relationship that has grown over time and Maturity...This Man, my Lover Man, gets ME...and I so get him! Thanks for liking the Statues, Lover Man took the Photo. For the Theme of this Hub.

Karanda, thank YOU for all your Beautiful Comments. This Statue really Inspired me to write this Hub. I saw it in a store and thought I've got to buy it...and I did!


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carriethomson 5 years ago from United Kingdom

yep very true!! that couple wrapped in love is an excellent piece of art and what an appropriate representation for the hub.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Thank You so much Carrie...When I saw them sitting on a Shelf in a "Ross" Store, I knew I had to buy them...A Hub was dancing in my Head and they were just what I was looking for!


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

A beautiful heartfelt read, you are indeed lucky to have this in your life


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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Aw B, the happiness just radiates throughout your words. Thank you for sharing your blessings.

Sharyn


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Nighthad, and don't I know it...We are Far from the Perfect Couple, but where there is Love... there is Love, and Compromise. Thanks for your Wonderful Comments

Thank You Sharyn, Yes, this is a Good and Happy Time in my LIfe with Lover Man...May we stay Healthy, and find lots of "Wit" in our Life together...to Radiate about!


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

A very pleasant read , thank you for sharing


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Hi Jami thanks for coming by, and for Reading... and your Comments


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epigramman 5 years ago

..I really love the title of this fantastic piece of writing ....and I think you are doing the best writing yet in your stay here at the Hub - much to epi's enjoyment, awe and admiration too!

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feels a little bit like fall in the air here at night now and in the early morning - how is the weather for you and I sincerely hope this comment finds you well.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Wow beautiful, simply awesome. Love is such a special emotion to experience and share. I love reading your work, thank you for sharing.


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Very sweet and lovely write , emotions of love are remarkably splendid in its candor ! thanks for sharing !:)And i love that you found the piece at "Ross!" how cool is that!!?? :)


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Colin with this NEW system Hubs put in and I being away because of Hurricane "Irene" this is the first I've gotten to see your Comments. Thanks so much for all your Thoughts on this Hub and Compliments as well. Yes, Fall is in the air and I'm happy to report that the Jersey Shore was spared the "Wrath" of Hurricane Irene.

Acaetnna, Love is Wonderful...especially the 2nd time around...we are quite the Pair... My Lover Man and I, so glad you enjoyed!

Jami, do you like Ross too? I Love that place and always find something that I can use for my Hubs. I'm so glad you enjoyed these Emotions of Love!


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theseus 5 years ago from philippines

Beautiful..rated awesome.

"Most times it doesn't work out, because we are too Young, or our Parents don't approve, or the timing is wrong... And so we dry those tears and eventually move on."

This sums up what I went through months before.Thank's for sharing. God bless.


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

A beautiful write, love in it's many colours. Just lovely and full of deep emotion. Thank you for sharing.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Theseus, I'm so sorry that I didn't see your Thoughtful comments before today...the new system is so "crazy" at times. Hope things are better for you now. I'll be buy to visit your Hubs today.

Hey Rosemay, better late than never, never saw these comments till today...Thanks so much for your Beautiful Thoughts.

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