Some people are unspoken leaders. Unrecognized.
They lead through actions, often from the back of the pack.
They are gentle and kind. Giving example and reference.
Their influence comes when other people decide to “act more like so-and-so”.
Seeds are sown that grow and blossom at odd times. Usually in the winter of discontent.
Love grows when and wherever it needs to. Maybe the seed is more like a flame.
I’ve read that love is like a candle’s flame. It can light a thousand other candles and the heat and flame the first candle carries will not be diminished.
Each love that burns has unlimited potential. Each flame extinguished is immeasurable loss.
No wonder that new love excites us and a loss is bitterly mourned.
When people are sad about the death of a loved one they are offered the words, “Sorry for your loss.” It feels misplaced. Don’t feel sorry for me. My friend carried the flame of love and it often warmed my heart. I’ll carry it always. Grieve for your own loss; one candle that you didn’t get to see in action.
Tend your flames. Don’t grow cold.
Hug someone long enough to realize they are warm. Enjoy it. Its why we hug. To verify love is alive and to keep it that way.
If you sometimes meander in your thoughts, this post is for you. You’re welcome.
-Underdaddy to the rescue.