I’ve always believed that love isn’t divided, only multiplied—that loving more people doesn’t mean each person gets less love, and that there is always more love to give.
I also believe that love isn’t something you hold in your heart, but something you do—that it’s not enough to just think of them fondly, but that love is doing things for them, talking to them, being there for them, and so on.
So practically speaking, how do you do both? If I am always loving more people (as I hope I will), how do I manage to live out my love for them when I only have 24 hours a day and some days I don’t even have the strength to call a sister?
I mean, I could just send people texts saying that I appreciate them at random intervals, but that’s not usually how I show love and so it just feels fake, like I’m giving each person less love and thereby not fulfilling my first principle. (I also don’t think it would fulfill the second principle; I’m sure there are circumstances where a text could qualify, but not usually, at least for me.)
Maybe my beliefs on love are just wrong. Or maybe the answer is just that I can’t do both, because I’m a flawed human being. But even assuming that I’m flawed (because I know it’s true), surely I can do more—improve within the confines of my limitations. The question, then, is how.
This is very resonant with me right now, and I’m not sure how to phrase my thoughts, although I have piles of them. So, just a couple of things, which should be salted to taste. Also, this is absurdly long, so it’s behind a cut. Apologies.
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replacing my heart with another liver so i can drink more and care less
No, no. Replace your liver with another heart, because it does its job better than your liver ever could.