Ode To Love...Running with the Baton

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Love, and running with the baton began with these wonderful ladies….

Ruby, in turn, passed the baton to me in her comments. I am honored and humbled to have been asked to share a few thoughts. :-)


Universal Love ...

Universal love. When it is true, it is the shape-shifting force that is the miracle of humanity. It moves beyond the words; in feeling, expression and action, it is the doing that makes it true. More than this, love is understanding and hope.

Every major religion and spiritual philosophy we know shares a common precept: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," and “Love others as you would have yourself be loved by them.” When this love is true, it knows no prejudice, convenience or boundaries of the heart.

Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove.

--- William Shakespeare

We know that our blue planet and solar system are far older than mankind, and that we inhabit one of billions of galaxies in the universe. Whether humanity's earthly existence is but a relatively tiny march of days or a breath in time… that we were here at all is part of the miracle. Who could not be in grateful awe of this astounding and magnificent alchemy? We have such possibilities. Such gifts we have been given: To love, understand and celebrate the connections we share with everyone and everything that surrounds us. How fortunate we are to share this beautiful blue that drinks the light and gives us life each and every day. The knowledge of how all things exist in relationship reminds us that we have been entrusted with its loving care.


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Nellieanna ...

One of my true inspirations on the Hub needs no introduction…we all know and love her. She is Nellieanna Hay. Her stunning, vital poetry journeys us beyond the words on the page to explore infinite possibilities with a profound and lasting resonance. Nellieanna’s unique voice personifies the very spirit of love that is true…it is not hearing, but listening; not looking, but seeing.

Love may be vivid; it may be misty, but it is an ever glorious subject and even more so, a glorious emotion. What a privilege to experience love! One is never deprived but nourished and fulfilled simply by feeling love in one's heart.

--- Nellieanna


Love's Legacy...

When it comes time for me to finally leave this earthly life, my humble wish for everyone will embrace more than the remembrance that we were loved, but that we loved. And whether this lingers in whispers on the wind or in music of the soul, it will be there…in the saying without the words...







© Original text copyrighted by Genna East. All rights reserved. “So Was Red” was composed by Thomas Newman for the closing scene of "The Shawshank Redemption." Red’s final words as narrator are, “I hope…” The photographs were selected by Thomas Cooper of YouTube who created the video.

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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

True love is beautiful and powerful, profound and simple, mysterious and open, earthly and divine. I enjoyed reading this hub, Genna. Well done. Up +++ and sharing.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Genna -

What a lovely, stunning tribute to Love and the women who exemplify pure love - Maria, Martie, Ruby, Nellianna and the author herself, Genna.

I have learned much from these 'angels of the word.'

The video is beautiful and thank you for giving credit to these brilliant men, Thomas Newman, son of composer Alfred Newman and video artist Andrew Cooper.

Voted up and across (not funny) and sharing.

Audrey


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

'They gave each other a smile with a future in it." Ring Lardner Nice quote I thought I would share with you. Nice words and thoughts here.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

A beautiful tradition, rightfully passed on to you, and a beautiful lady inherits it...nicely done, Genna.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Genna, your words/heart shines with love and hope for humanity. As long as we share our love and give hope, our world will be a kinder and gentle haven for the restless seeking love. " When this love is true,it knows no prejudice, convenience or boundaries " Beautiful! Wonderful contribution to love: Running with the baton. Sharing on twitter. Hugs..


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Genna, I had not thought of Nellieanna as the poster girl for love. But you are absolutely right, she is a shining example, both in her history that she has shared with us and her poetry which when reading is often like walking in an enchanted forest complete with butterflies playing guitar. Well not quite that but her heart is pure. Nice to see your name added to the list of baton carrying love ladies here on hubpages. Shared and all the voting.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Hi Genna,

Oh, sweet LOVE is spreading rapidly all around HP Town and as far as the East is from the West! Love is certainly what this world needs more of ... to quote the song. You have a beautiful heart of love and share your wisdom of love so beautifully here in your writing. You are special and gracious, as are all of these wonderful women here.

Nellieanna is one of my favorite poets here on HubPages and one who has known a lifetime of love and writes of such love so eloquently.

Voted up ++++ twitted, pinned, G+ and sharing

Hugs and love to all!


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Oops ... "tweeted" : )


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

powerful.. and spreading it makes it even more powerful.. bless you and the women who keep passing it on


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

I forgot to mention Nellieanna, her poetry is truly beautiful and heartfelt. I am sure i followed her, but somehow, the follow was discontinued. I will mend that. Poetry is my passion and who does it better than nellieanna. Thank you for the reminder....


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marcoujor 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Genna,

Jo Goldsmith's 'Good Words' project is a perfect reminder to me of the inspiration, beauty and community spirit that is present here in HubVille.

To see her first word 'LOVE' so creatively detailed by Martie, then Ruby and now you...after I passed that baton feels like a ripple effect of amazing positive energy and meaningful interpretations.

I appreciate how you began with the universality of love...as we see spanned from all over the USA to South Africa and beyond. The video you selected is exquisite and most fitting.

And Nellieanna is the quintessential beacon of love as you have so aptly shown us. Her poetry comes from her heart, which is made of 100% love.

Thank you for this morning inspiration. Voted UP & UABI & shared.

Love, Maria


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Beautifully written hub continuing to pass the baton Genna, and to the wonderfully deserving Nellianna. I have to go backwards and read the previous hubs preceding this and started by Jo Goldsmith. Voted up.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

A "Round Robin Letter" on love. Great idea!


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MartieCoetser 2 years ago from South Africa

Oh, Genna! You brought me to tears with this hub of yours. Anyone with the ability to realize their humble position in our universe, will grab all opportunities to love. Our love can last a lifetime, maybe three, and even more, if we are able to love in such a way that we also make a difference in the lives of those who live after we have left this planet to be whatever we are going to be. So why not love with a vengeance? Why not leave a memorable legacy of love, instead of just being alive? Like Nellieanna. Her love and wisdom rub off on all of us; we simply cannot hate or hold any grudges after we have allowed her to expand our insight and vision.

Where love is, everything grow for the better; where there is no love, everything simply falls apart, to be built all over again by those who love not only themselves, but all others as they love themselves.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful, loving and profound thoughts :)


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Phyllis Doyle

Thank you, Phyllis. As you wrote so well, it truly is both earthly and divine. :-)

@VocalCoach

I, too, have learned much from these “angels of the word.” The artistic talents of both Thomas and Andrew combined to make a beautiful video. Thank you for visiting, and for leaving such a lovely comment. :-)

@Perspycacious

Thank you for the inspirational quote by Ring Lardner, and the “Round Robin Letter” on love. :-) I appreciate your visit, and hope you have a pleasant week.

@billybuc

Hi Billy. Jo initiated a beautiful hub; it was a privilege for me to share my thoughts along with Maria, Martie and Ruby, and to pass the baton on to Nellieanna. Good to see you; I am grateful for your support, my friend. :-)

@AlwaysExploring

Hi dear Ruby! I was so honored to receive the baton from you…this indeed is a “labor of love.” VocalCoach mentioned in her comment how she has learned from you “angels of the word.” So have I. :-) Hugs, and thank you, dear friend, for the inspiration you, Jo, Marie, Martie, Nellieanna and others here bring to us all.


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mckbirdbks 2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello Genna, I just came back to listen to your music.


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

Oh, my. As many of you know, I’m in the throes of carpal tunnel syndrome in my right hand, and the worst of its mean agitators are typing, scrolling, even writing by hand. You can imagine what a major crimp it puts in my style. I am reading a lot more, though! Am into reading works by Jane Austen which I hadn't read, and by my fellow Hubbers - and it is so very rewarding! Bill, Leslie, Dimitris, Vincent, and more I plan to order to read. Ordinarily, I prefer reading ‘real’ books and now, they are infinitely better than having to scroll online. Just have to get online to bring up Amazon.com! haha

Of course, I am an invertebrate responder, so when I read inspiring hubs and comments online, it’s next to impossible to not respond with my usual verbosity! But now, if I do, then I ‘pay the piper’ later by immediately starting up the carpal sabotage and later being awakened in the wee hours after a short sleep by exceptionally excruciating pain in my hand, which can only be mitigated by getting up in the middle of the night and doing the things that help assuage it for a time. I’ve 3 cold packs in the freezer, which are kept rotating frequently, oil for massaging, ointment for soothing, and ibuprofen before bedtime. I refute to take a lot of pain meds. I seldom can go back to bed and to sleep then. Fortunately, I’m able to doze during the day to sort of make up for it. Now you have a picture of my routine lately.

To everyone else whose main activities are writing, typing, digital art, playing musical instruments, using power tools—whatever you do which exacts a toll for intensive repetitive hand action, PLEASE BE AWARE and informed. I wasn’t. I’d never heard of CTS beyond half-seeing a few TV ads for hand surgery specialists, which I dismissed as fitting someone else, -certainly NOT me! Now I’m trying to beat the thing without surgery, so have to try to behave according to what the thing will allow, first and foremost: highly curtailing the intensive, repetitive hand action which I’ve subjecting my hands to most of my life and especially the last 17 years since I’ve been very active online. Trust me, it’s a huge sacrifice, and one which now leaves me no choice!! Almost everything I really love doing involves none other than that. So look it up on Google to be aware of early signs when you could prevent it. It can’t hurt to be informed!

I share it mainly so you know I’m not just neglecting you, but that you can understand the reason, and also perhaps be more alert if you should begin to experience the symptoms. I count myself extremely lucky and blessed that this is my worst ailment (other than just being 82, going on 83), but the price it exacts in being less able to do what I most love and need to do ifs fierce. I’m thinking that, for instance, if my leg were in a cast, I could still function in those ways that almost define me. Still, I’m grateful for the good health I have. And all the more so for my wonderful friends. Mhwaaaa! I’m too stubborn and set ermined to let it win!

I confess that just a bit ago, I was thinking about how long and ‘if’ one will or can be remembered if one is much less ‘present’, active and responsive among one’s friends and associates. I try to make a quick daily survey to see if I have any text messages, comments on my hubs, any email and grab a quick peek at FB. So when Martie sent a message to me to be sure and come see Genna’s hub here, I was hooked, since that combination - (the person referring it and and the person who wrote it) - is an irresistible combination, of course - here I am, — and with my mouth hanging open in sheer amazement and deep, heart-felt joy and appreciation at the loving outpouring of my dear friends here who do remember me so very kindly and a need to express how much it means to me! Thank you!! And thank you for bringing me close to Jo (whom I’ve not really known before but will); and especially with Maria, Martie and Ruby - all fellow writers and human beings with whom I feel such deep kinship!

I so much want to write some new hubs and publish them, but at present, I know I must hold off. I’m even hindered in writing other kinds of important correspondence at present. This writing here feels good to do, but will surely finish me for the day - if not more.

I’ve published a LOT of hubs on HP in the past, so maybe you can explore some of the older ones you missed at the time so I won’t be too silent. I may go look at them myself, just to pinch myself that I exist and can write . Many of my older poems were written almost for that purpose, when it was a period of my life when it was difficult to keep or focus on my sense of identity and to remind myself that “I’m still in here!”.

I’ve joyful tears in my eyes at your loving mention, Genna, and at the lovely responses by so many of our beloved friends with whom I’ve shared so much these last 4 1/2 years. You are all an inspiration to me. HUGS! Smiles!

(I shall pass the baton on, though it may be slow and may not be my usual standard of hub. I must!!)


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

Grrrr on autocorrect. Examples - above: 'ifs' was supposed to be 'is' and 'set ermined' was meant to be determined, but obviously autocorrect was more so than I!


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

I just peaked in, having taken a quick break from work. Having read Nellieanna’s response, I wanted to respond to her first, and then the remaining commenters.

Dear Nellieanna…

Oh my goodness…I wasn’t aware of the CTS. I’m so sorry, my dear. Had I known I would not have passed the baton to you at this stage, thus compelling you do irritate this condition even more. I’ve had it – twice. I’ve worn the hand and wrist brace, and suffered through it, so I can emphasize and sympathize. It does go away, thankfully…at least that was my experience. Please don’t feel as though you must write a hub; I will pass the baton on to someone else if you prefer, and we can hand it off to you later when you are feeling better. Hugs, dear friend. :-)


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marcoujor 2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

"And" if it helps...I had a word I intended to pass to Nellieanna that is much further along in rotation...it is a word "custom-made" for our lady, just sayin...

Oh yeah, I have 'good words' in mind for all y'all...so get ready for some e-mails to go flying back and forth over the next months. Love, Maria


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

I voted your Hub beautiful and awesome, Genna.

You are indeed gracious and extremely perceptive in choosing my dear Friend, Nellieanna, for your poster girl here. She has a small handicap with her hands and fingers, and so we can all pray for her here on Hub pages.

I have followed some of your comments and noted what people say about you, and so it's no surprise that you choose such a topic which is dear to me, and with joy in your heart. Kindly note my offering to you. Om Shanti!!

My Pranams to all those who came before you and inspired the project.

http://hubpages.com/literature/All-Conquering-Love...


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

Dear Genna - Thank you! I’m encouraged that it may go away or subside. In fact, I’m seeing glimmers of hope even now. I mentioned the CTS to my doctor when I went in last week for my routine annual checkup and he recommended the brace/splint routine so I’ve ordered the braces (getting a more rigid one for night and one which allows finger flexibility for day as needed. My health issues are so few, I don’t mind springing for whatever it takes to deal with this one! It may have cheered Dr. Fitzharris up to hear an actual complaint for a change. haha)

Also have come across some great info and tips in an authoritative little book about treating one’s own CPS, - one being to apply heat! I’ve been using cold packs but was beginning to feel like I had frostbite in my fingertips & was considering omitting the cold! So I may use a combination or rotation of heat and cold. The heat is feeling good and the reasoning for it is that CTS interferes with circulation and heat improves it. Since circulation is not my long suit anyway, and my wrist isn't really swollen, this makes sense to me. There are also some better massages than what I’d been using and I feel good effects from them. Omitting he cold packs yesterday and applying the massages has already seemed to help. I actually slept till the alarm went off this morning, and that was sans brace!

I don’t know what to say about whether to attempt to write or not to write a passing-the-baton hub. Maria’s comment gives me further pause. I have given considerable thought to whom I’d pass it to and, though I am a bit sad to say that several of my most favorites who would immediately come to mind have either gone inactive on HP or have left it altogether. I do have a couple of people in mind, though. But of course, I don’t want to throw a monkey-wrench into the smooth sequence,and perhaps my limitations would do just that. So perhaps it would be better to pass the baton to someone else, Genna. Hugs!


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

Thank you, Manatita. All these kind words from my peers leave me feeling both humble and very honored. It brings a bigger family awareness! This amazing Earth, born of cosmic chaos, is such a well-designed home place for life and for human growth. It should be full of love and warm fuzzies, rather than any animosity or ill-will. How reassuring to realize that the love and warmth, even if less dramatic and media-worthy, is so much more real, lasting and pervasive, actually. :-)


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Gratitude, Nellieanna.

I will communicate soon in a different way. Let us let Genna's beautiful and much needed contribution run it's course. I am in Texas, by the way, visiting my two sisters and fam ... Here for 7 days. Higher blessings.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

Genna, you have a beautiful spirit. I agree with your thoughts on life's purpose: it's how much we have loved others that marks our worth. Blessings, dear friend.


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

Yes, we shall let Genna's hub run its lovely course. Please let me know where you are in Texas. If near me, I'd love to meet you!


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Marcoujor

Hello dear Maria…how very appropriate. :-) I look forward to the e-mails.

@Manatita44

Om Shanti!! Thank you for your warm visit and thoughts. If only such blessings and wishes would fill the world…what a different place it would be We do have such possibilities…we carry this promise within each of us… with every breath and every thought. We have only to trust and believe in them to make it so. :-)


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Nellieanna

Hello dear Nell. Yes, it will go away. When mine arrived out of nowhere, I was frustrated and surprised. I foolishly and stubbornly told myself, I will ignore you…hand brace and all. It does dissipate, eventually disappears, and becomes forgotten. I am pleased to hear that yours appears to be following that same path. I will pass the baton on, if you wish. I hope you and Manatita have the opportunity to meet in Texas during his visit with his family. Hugs. :-)


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Teaches12345

Thank you for the lovely visit. I think most of us do have that spirit within..if we trust in this, it rids us of the fear that creates such discord in the world. Have a wonderful Sunday. :-)


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

Thank you, Genna. I've received the braces and find some help from the daytime one I've been trying out. I see the logic for it, keeping the tunnel area more still and less agitated. I'm very optimistic. Tonight will tell the tale of how the Nighttime one works out.

I wish Manatita's visit were going to be at a closer location, but I've learned that there is considerable distance involved (about 250 miles) , so it's doubtful. But I'll enjoy knowing he's in Texas, anyway!


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Beautiful Genna--and Nellieanna is such a wonderful writer to pick!


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Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

Beautiful hub Genna, love is such a mystical magical thing, and choosing Nellieanna next is definitely the right one, I will have to go and read the others, nell


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

Pleasant good morning Genna Yep Nellieanna is such a great poet i am fascinated by her awesome work and imagery. Nice words :)

I hope that you are fine


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tillsontitan 2 years ago from New York

How perceptive and wonderful this is Genna, "the remembrance that we loved". All of the wonderful people and things we were able to love! You've enlightened this blue planet and Nellieanna is a perfect choice!

Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.


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WriterJanis 2 years ago from California

What a cool thing to do.


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hello everyone…my sincere apologies for not responding sooner.

@Nellieanna

Dearest Nellieanna; I know that you are facing some difficult challenges right now. But I have given considerable thought about whom I could transfer this baton to other than you, my first choice. :-) I decided to stay with my first choice. Please do not feel in any way pressured or compelled to write one moment before you are ready. Take all time you need, dear lady, and carry on with this loving project whenever you can.

@Audrey

Thank you! It was a pleasure and an honor to write this contribution.

@Nell

Thank you for you visit, and supportive comments. I agree about Nellieanna. :-) I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

@Lady

Hi there! Good to see you…I appreciate your comments and support. We all do. :-)

@Tillsontitan

Hello Mary! It is such a pleasure to see you, and to read your wonderful comments. Thank you. In these days of turmoil throughout the world…we can only hope that the spirit of love for our fellow man can somehow work its way into angry hearts.

@Janis

I agree! These wonderful ladies have made this project so special and truly enlightening.


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Anna Haven 2 years ago from Scotland

Hi

Your words exemplify a real spirit of giving and community. The beautiful and talented Nellieanna really was the perfect choice. I was sorry to hear she is unwell and I hope that she feels better soon.

Genna, your kindness in soul comes across in your words.

Anna


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you, Anna, for those generous words. We all join you in hoping that dear Nellieanna will return to us soon. :-)


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pstraubie48 2 years ago from sunny Florida

Ah yes...love ....it is the key that unlocks the mysteries of our soul. It reaches beyond all of our differences and misunderstandings. You have stated so well the power that love carries as it is shared. It can wrench our hearts when it is suddenly removed but then, ws it really love at all?

This hub should be HOTD...it is like a song shared and pinned


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

What a lovely comment...thank you. I don't think I will ever write a piece that is chosen for HOTD, but I sincerely appreciate that generous thought. My apologies for being late in responding. I hope you have an enjoyable weekend. Good to see you. :-)


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Back again. I sure hope you get credit for two views by the same Hubber. Just as good the second time!


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you, again! It's always good to see you. :-)


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

I don't know how I've missed this beautiful and profound piece. If only we could see with our hearts, there would be a lot less pain in the world. A wonderful hub, up and sharing.


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Hi Jo. I loved your comment...."if we could see with our hearts, there would be a lot less pain in the world." Beautifully stated. Thank you for the visit and that very perceptive comment.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

A wonderful hub Genna with all the warmth that can only be found on HubPages . Voted up and shared onto my FB page A brand new dawn.

Eddy.


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suzettenaples 2 years ago from Taos, NM

Beautiful writing on universal love. I like that you highlighted Nellianna because her poetry about love is amazing and universal also. Kudos on this important statement.


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Eiddwen

Hi Eddy. Thank you for that lovely comment and share. I agree that so much of the warmth we share on HP is unique; you are one of the main contributors, dear Eddy. :-)


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

@Suzettenaples

I hope all is well -- and warm -- in Naples. I appreciate your visit and kind words. I agree with you about Nellieanna...she is so unique, and her poetry about love is simply breathtaking. Take care.


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Dim Flaxenwick 2 years ago from Great Britain

Beautiful ......


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you! :-)


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mothersofnations 2 years ago

"When it comes time for me to finally leave this earthly life, my humble wish for everyone will embrace more than the remembrance that we were loved, but that we loved. And whether this lingers in whispers on the wind or in music of the soul, it will be there…in the saying without the words..."

So beautifully said! God bless you*


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Genna East 24 months ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you!


Mar 23 months ago

Yes and no. My oldest doesn't event thguoh I wish she would! My 12 year old plays football and my 4 year old takes 2 different dance classes. My 2 year old will start dance in January.


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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida

No words can add one bit to this, Genna.

Love defies our understanding, I think, and fulfills our lives.

How lovely of you to acknowledge Nellieanna as you did...

Angels are on the way to you this afternoon ps

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Genna East 22 months ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

My apologies for being late in responding to your thoughtful comment, but I've been away on a trip. Thanks so much for your warm thoughts and encouragement. :-)


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ocfireflies 22 months ago from North Carolina

Genna,

I see I have some catching up to do, and what an awesome hub to begin with...V+/Shared for sure...

You are awesome!

Kim


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Genna East 22 months ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Kim, your kind comment made my day. Thanks so much, dear friend. :-)


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Akriti Mattu 19 months ago from Shimla, India

True love is beautiful and if you're with the right person count yourself lucky and be grateful:)

Nice post.Voted up.


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Genna East 18 months ago from Massachusetts, USA Author

Thank you, Akriti, for your visit and comment. :-)

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