Monday, May 3

It doesn't matter how much you love me

a little is alright...-You Better, You Bet-The Who

On my way home last night it struck me how little love we seem to need. People can get by on tiny amounts, sustaining themselves over months or years, so long as they get some. This is especially true if all other things in a relationship are 'normal'. That is to say; someone isn't being abused or hurt.

The good part of this is that it helps friendships last. Once a foundation has been built, maintenance is fairly easy. Which is good because we can't spend all our energy on building friendships or relationships.

Of course, one has to remember to show some love, every so often. I don't think this is an excuse to be stingy.

The flip side is, of course, that we can become camels on the desert, waiting for the next oasis of love, no matter how small that oasis is, or how little love we get from the spring. This starvation...has got to be unhealthy, right?

Just because we can survive on dollops doesn't mean we should.