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love is illogical and soft


for chochmat halev's tu b'av (jewish valentine's day) service, 5781 <3


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Love is illogical and soft


meaning

There is no pain greater in the world

than loving something and losing it


crafting perfect paper cranes, to watch them disappear in flame turn nothing


Why would you ever choose to guarantee yourself that pain

knowing that to love something is to lose something

eventually


Love is illogical and soft


meaning

You’ll know it by how your muscles ease

and how it tickles your nose like soda pop fizz

and how if you slip it under your soles,

between your toes

it’ll lift you, like a thick bed of moss

like a cloud

like good news

like sunlight through summer leaves

like home


Love is illogical and soft


meaning

It is totally human

unbearably human


meaning

It molds

and it grows

and it comes

and it goes

and it shocks

and it lives

and it dies


and it is


meaning

Love is exactly

as illogical and soft

as life is

as the best part of life


meaning

Love is the best part of life

nothing more or less, exactly within those bounds

a taste of what infinity might taste like if we could taste it


and god there is no sweeter taste

there is no better thing

than loving You

and all the little yous that make You up

every gosh-darn reflection of your infinite grace


Why would I ever choose to guarantee myself this pain

knowing that to love this hard will be to lose this hard

eventually


because i am illogical and soft

because love is illogical and soft

because love and i are just as illogical and soft

as life is

as the best parts of life


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