To my younger ones in love, I want to share something with you. Something that I want to help preserve. Something that I don’t want you to miss.
Traditionally friends and family would throw rice at a newly married couple as a symbol, “showering” them with blessings of love and support as the couple started their journey together.
Styles change. Ideas change.
Rice, deemed no longer a safe option to wildlife, was replaced by confetti. Glitter and plastics created colorful and magical visual effects rice could not compete with.
But soon it was realized this type of “shower” was hard to clean up, a hassle, destructive to nature. No longer seen as a symbol of spreading blessings, confetti became banned at many places. No longer necessary as part of any celebration.
Now everyone is told to simply use digital celebration instead! It’s easier! It’s quicker! An emoji. A heart or two. A horn. No mess. The warmth is simply not there. Real. Tangible feelings.
LOVE is an energy. It is so powerful it has demanded that those of us who do know, remember and understand what it feels like and looks like to actually “shower love” with rice or flowers or leaves, find a way to celebrate it properly and responsibly once again.
Love is a gift. Love is shared. Love radiates.
Seek it. Cherish it. Emit it. Flow in it. Spread it. Speak it.
There is nothing wrong with feeling so wonderful in someone else presence that you are simply happy they were ever born!
YES! Celebrate the love that’s bursting out of you! Live in that moment that feels like forever! Throw flowers in the air and yell I love you! Stare into the eyes that meet your soul and don’t question it!
It is THAT feeling I can’t imagine we let slip away. Feeling so full of love and joy for another that we would toss flowers in the air!
Why is that pure emotion being suppressed ? Another rule, another limitation, another stipulation to what defines love? Give up on creating or finding that better way? Never.
I’m too rebellious to tolerate watching something pure and good get sucked away into the land of it doesn’t matter anymore.
I saw an abundance around me and knew it was there for a reason. I felt it in my soul that this gift was not a blessing if not shared.