This is what I know for sure: the screenwriters of that movie Love Actually had the right idea, their premise being that Love is all around.
The chance to love and be loved exists no matter where you are. Most of us can't see it because we have our own preconceived ideas about what it is (it's supposed to knock you off your feet and make you swoon) and how it should appear (in a tall, slim, witty, charming package). So if Love doesn't show up wrapped in our personal fantasy, we fail to recognize it.
I know this for sure: Love is.
and matthew says:
i totally agree, and not only because she's oprah. she makes a lovely point, and one that echoes back to how paulo coelho explains God. "God is." more on that later, because i don't have my copy of The Witch of Portobello with me right now.
also, this reminded me: could whoever has my Love Actually dvd please return that ish to me? i need it, especially since finals are coming up and it's time to re-watch all my movies and re-read all my favorite books before june. thanks.