Monday, January 16, 2012

Love means a family eating together

The writer at a sea side picnic. Some 38 years ago. 
10. No words necessary
Words are a necessary medium
For the transmission of ideas,
But no words are necessary
For the transmission of experiences.

Though you may find us scouring books,
Know ye that what we look for
Is not contained in the books,
But in the heart of believers
In whatever form that they may be wearing.

Books (and blogs) are useful references. And the words contained in them are all useful references too. It is only the meaning of words that take on real tangible substance. So if you wish for some safety and success in this world, always carry a good dictionary. The best dictionary of all is the Dictionary of Love. And I saw it at breakfast today, when I witnessed a Chinese family on the next table happily consuming their morning treat. But the best treat of all was a one-year old toddler who sat in the baby-chair, who was obviously the light and joy in the eyes of her mother, and her attentive grandma and grandpa.

I think that God has made all of creation for us to discern and sense His manifestations of Love. Our job is just to notice it, and perhaps record it somewhere. So this is gonna be my entry today for the meaning of love; 'Love' means a family eating together. What other definitions of love have you yourself encountered in your own day? Happy witnessing, sunshine.

wa min Allah at-taufiq

Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way


zaid said...


On left is Mak Cik Minah, you, Mak Ndak and your mother.......depan rumah kat Tanjung Aru!

Denise Emanuel Clemen said...

Truly a fine definition.

Milky Tea said...

Thank you, Abang Shem (zaid), for the input!

I think it is great too, Denise.