Co-creating Love.

But ultimately there comes a moment when a decision must be made. Ultimately two people who love each other must ask themselves how much they hope for as their love grows and deepens, and how much risk they are willing to take…It is indeed a fearful gamble…Because it is the nature of love to create, a marriage itself is something which has to be created, so that, together we become a new creature.
To marry is the biggest risk in human relations that a person can take…If we commit ourselves to one person for life this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession, but participation…It takes a lifetime to learn another person…When love is not possession, but participation, then it is part of that co-creation which is our human calling, and which implies such risk that it is often rejected.

From “The Irrational Season” by Madeleine L’Engle

Co-creating Love

In which our love is
A miracle we co-create
A mosaic of a million tiles
That we lay meticulously
And then haphazardly
That we rip up and lay again
When their pattern doesn’t suit us

In which the tearing up
Leaves scars
That we cover over with beauty
And though we know they are there
We choose to see the magnificence
Our creativity has wrought

In which we go back
And examine each swirl and color
And celebrate their luminescence
And though it is something
We have made together
It still surprises us

In which we never stop discovering
Ourselves as artisans
What we are capable of
And how our talents bring
Contrast and compliment
To the other design

In which we co-create
Ourselves into one artist
With two hearts
In which we co-create
The love we are becoming

– Michelle Morr Krabill

Little children, love one another.  – John the Revelator

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