The power of love

Eros

It can strike anytime, anywhere and absolutely nobody is immune from it. This terrible affliction has been around for centuries, but there is still no known cure for it. Age is no factor, and everybody is susceptible to it.

A few days ago, our 6-year-old grandkid, was struck by one of Eros’s gold-tipped arrows and fell in love with a pert young waitress.

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” – Sarah Dessen

 He was so perturbed by this new emotion that he could not even take a bite of his delicious-looking Tarte Tatin. A true testament for this young man, to the seriousness of his ailment.

“You know that tingly little feeling you get when you like someone? That’s your common sense leaving your body.”

He was too shy to declare his flame, but he told us about it, and we let the young lady know about it. She was flattered and felt sorry about their age gap and their challenging romance, but she did not rebuff him. After all, president Emmanuel Macron of France married his high school teacher who was 25 years older than him.

Ain’t no mountain high enough to stop you when you are in love. Upon our return home, he penned a letter that we promised to deliver to the young lady. It was short and to the point. He started by saying “I like you miss” and ended up simply by declaring “I love you”

It was a simple but very powerful message, and it might sway (????) the young lady to wait for him… After all, the kid is good-looking and very mature for his age…

Love is no laughing matter. It is a very powerful emotion that can derail and incapacitate any human being. Most everybody has loved and lost at least once and can relate to this. Regardless of your age and experience, you can fall prey to this pandemic anytime.

The Russians, the Chinese, and a slew of authoritarian regimes have been working on a vaccine for years but so far without success. Because if you fall in love, you lose your head and won’t pay attention to any government’s directives anymore… a big no-no in certain countries.

We promised to deliver our young man’s message to his beloved but warned him that there was no guarantee of success. With a stiff upper lip, he told us that he understood this, but still hoped for the best.

Hope springs eternal.  People will keep on hoping, no matter what the odds… and that is good, isn’t it?

Alain

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