Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the great island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Monday morning, the fourteenth day of February, 2011, VALENTINE’S DAY!, and I wish to offer you this Valentine from the tiny, tiny seaside village of Osterville, in the heart of Cape Cod proper. May your day be filled with a sense of LOVE, with a heart wide open to receive the LOVE that IS all around you. Sometimes it is hard to recognize that fact, as we all have had our share of broken hearts, and that old saying, when your heart is in disrepair, “It is better to Love once, than to never have loved at all,” just doesn’t seem to cut the mustard. I recall a few Valentine’s Days where the whole world seemed to be falling apart, as was appropriate, for my world was. When the world seems a cold and unloving universe of constant pain and dread, of mundane and heavy rain pouring down from the Heavens, a heaven that seemingly abandoned you, resolve yourself to KNOW that, “This too shall pass”, for I can tell you from experience that it does. I can honestly say that I have had my heart broken in Boston, Denver, and London, England, where I attended high school and never quite got over my first love, well, at least in high school anyway, Petra K., who was from Holland. Issues! Well, it’s really not all that bad, for obviously I did get over those broken, seemingly broken shards of my heart being smashed over the rocks, but it all came down to forgiveness and remembering why I loved them to begin with. Everyone on planet earth with a pulse has broken heart stories, and some, live to tell the tale and tell another tale, one where, as Woody Allen put it in one of his classic films, “Hannah and her Sisters,” “The heart is an amazingly resilient muscle…” It has the capacity to heal, both physically and spiritually, bringing one full circle, allowing for one to LOVE unconditionally once again, without all of the baggage associated with harboring resentments or anger, that, in the end, only hurt you. In a world where we are so “connected”, yet isolated at the same time, constantly on the Blackberry, twitter, Facebook, email, Internet in general, or, God Forbid, the gaming fields of ‘no where’s ville’, ironic I know, we have lost the ability to just walk out one’s door, follow one’s bliss and find LOVE in the last place you might look for it, Bismore Park for example. So, on this day of LOVE, I wish to shout out to all of those people I have loved and say “Happy Valentine’s Day”, and, moreover, say the same to people that I currently LOVE, here on the Cape, as well as across the world, living and those living in the world of the spirit, for to me, they are all ONE in the same. LOVE cannot be exclusive, it must be inclusive for it to reach it’s true potential. “LOVE one another, as I have Loved you,” a man who walked this earth over 2011 years ago once said, and I, for one, am in no position to argue with him. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day everybody and may the GRACE of GOD, creative intelligence or the power of LOVE be with you today, tomorrow and forever. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
February 14, 2011
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