96-year-old love

today i learned of a 96-year-old man named Peter who died.

Peter had a girlfriend. She stood leaning on her walker at the funeral, bent and wizened, crying her eyes out.

it struck me: the need for love will never leave us. we continually long to belong. the funny thing is, even when we do find that special someone, the craving remains.

it’s an empty hole which can never be filled–yet we never give up hope that one day it will be.

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1 Comment

  1. Teneale said,

    May 15, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    I’m not sure what you mean by this post Em? I mean, isn’t that the hole that God is supposed to fill? If we still have a hole after Jesus is in our lives, what’s the point? I think we crave for the continuing of love, but I’m not sure if I crave for a hole to be filled, at least not every day. Maybe I’m misunderstanding what you are saying. I’m interested to hear more about your view point on this.


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