Emma and I are frequently amazed at the power of unconditional love and its healing powers. Even couples who have suffered cataclysmic wounding of each other are capable of healing when they demonstrate this tenacious and gritty kind of love. Where does it come from? Only the Creator. How do you describe it? The following poem by Pablo Neruda gets close.
I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
I do not love you except because I love you;
I go from loving you to not loving you
From waiting to not waiting for you
My heart moves from cold to fire.
I love you only because it's you the one I love;
I hate you deeply, and hating you
Bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you
Is that I do not see you but love you blindly.
Maybe January light will consume
My heart with its cruel
Ray, stealing my key to true calm.
In this part of the story I am the one who
Dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you,
Because I love you, Love, in fire and blood.