I will never get use to waking up at 5:30am, ever. And, I can’t wait for the finale of American Idol Season 10, so I can get to sleep at a reasonable hour during the mid-week. It is really screwing up my internal-clock. Nonetheless, it is finally Saturday and I have taken a personal-day and have isolated myself with my thoughts.
Last week, I read an interview between Oprah and Maya Angelou and I told myself that this will be my blog inspiration. An undeniable, phenomenal comeback, if you will… but honestly, I’ve got nothing for you, except the article link .
My favorite part of the interview was when Maya elaborated on her concept of loving someone. Call me a hopeless romantic, but out of all the wise things that were said, I kept pondering the notion of loving someone at a distance. Is it possible? To love someone perfectly without being “in” love with them? I’ll end the blog with the exact answer from Maya Angelou…. and maybe she’ll help you decipher your own opinion….
Oprah: I once heard you say, “If you want to liberate someone, love them.”
Maya: That’s it. Not be in love with them—that’s dangerous. If you’re in love with your children, you’re in their lives all the time. Leave them alone! Let them grow and make some mistakes. Tell them, “You can come home. My arms are here—and my mouth is too.” Tell them, “I’m going to leave you alone. You want to listen to rock and rap? Well, I think it’s stupid, but help yourself.” When you really love them, you don’t want to possess them. You don’t say, “I love you and I want you here with me.” Naturally, if you love somebody, you do want to see their face every now and again, but that’s not a condition of your love. People often get possession mixed up with love, and they say, “If you really loved me, you would call me.” How—when life is going on? I think of you all the time, and the thought of you always lifts my spirits. But I’m not right at the phone!