February 14, 2009

thoughts for valentine’s day

Posted in Art : Beauty, Friendship, Philosophy, Poetry tagged , , , , at 6:09 pm by randallbutisingh


Limited love asks for possession of the beloved, but the unlimited love asks only for itself.

Will you accept the heart that accepts but never yields?  And burns but never melts?  Will you be at ease with a soul that quivers before the Tempest but never surrenders to it?  Will you accept one as a companion who makes not slaves nor will become one?  Will you own me but not possess me?

Then here is my hand – grasp it with your beautiful hand and here is my Body –embrace it with your loving Arms; and here are my lips – bestow upon them a deep and dizzying kiss.

Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature do not alter its course


– Khalil Gibran.


True love, which is unconditional, does not seek to possess, but to give perfect freedom; for this kind of love is not for the body, the comeliness of which fades, but for the soul.   It endures;  even death cannot end it,  It is eternal. In this kind of love, as St. Paul puts it:  Love is patient and kind, it is not jealous or conceited or proud; it is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; it does not keep records of wrongs; love is not happy with evil but with the truth.  Love never gives up and its faith, hope and patience never fail.  (Good news translation).

Life cannot be blue if you’ve something to love; For no one truly lives who does not truly love.

– Randall Butisingh.



  1. Patanjali Ramlall said,

    Hatred ever kills,
    Love never dies
    such is the vast difference
    between the two.
    What is obtained by love
    is retained for all time.
    What is obtained by hatred
    proves a burden
    in reality,
    for it increases hatred.

    Bapu, also known as Mohandas K.

  2. Eric Shackle said,

    Hi Randall. You may like to know that the world’s oldest columnist lives in Nevada.

    For details, see this story just posted in the South Korean citizen reporters’ journal OhmyNewsInternational.

    Just click on http://tinyurl.com/ak2re3

    Cheers, Eric.

    [Eric Shackle is a retired Australian journalist whose hobby is searching the Internet and writing about it. He is a featured writer for the South Korean citizen reporters’ journal OhmyNewsInternational http://tinyurl.com/aq7kgt
    He is also copy editor of Anu Garg’s Seattle-based A Word A Day http://wordsmith.org newsletter, which is e-mailed five days a week to more than 600.000 wordlovers in 200 countries.]

  3. randallbutisingh said,

    Hi Pat, thanks for that comment on my Valentine’s Day Message. I can always rely on you to give find the appropriate response to my message. I appreciate your involvment very much.

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