IT’S V-Day again. And, as Australians spend almost a $1 billion on spoiling their loved ones, it’s right to appreciate what love really is.
Writer Ann Morrow Lindbergh, wife of aviator Charles Lindbergh, likened love to a dance.
She said both were based on the same rules. The partners did not need to hold each other too tightly because they moved confidently in the same intricate and free pattern. To touch heavily would arrest the pattern and freeze the moment, to check the endlessly changing beauty of its unfolding.
It is in line with Carl Jung’s belief that when love reigns, there is no “will to power’’ and where power play is paramount, love is always lacking.
He wrote of love as “two solitudes’’ protecting, touching and greeting each other