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This blog is not about romantic love, but might have appeared so when I originally posted it on Facebook, with a photo of roses on a park bench. I decided that this post is timely and important enough to share again, perhaps for a wider audience this time. In my mind, the roses simply symbolize love, with no association with anyone in particular.  The power of love can originate from self or any person or relationship. Whether you are single, or have a significant other, the message of my blog is that going deep within the heart and soul of you can create magic in everyday life. The energy and power of your heart can align you with love in countless scenarios that will uplift and fulfill your heart, mind and soul, ongoing. We can “stream love” in countless scenarios, everyday.

Last summer, when waiting at for dinner with friends on a park bench, I began to notice a number of adults and children gathering to see an outdoor movie. When my friends called me to say that they were parking, I hurried to meet them.  After enjoying dinner with my friends, I realized that I was missing my cell phone.  I paid my bill quickly, then immediately moved toward the bench where I had been sitting about a block away. The bench was barely visible now, with so many people setting up blankets and lawn chairs. I anxiously thought, “What are the chances that I’ll ever get my phone back?”  I remembered that there had been one woman next to me on the bench, though didn’t see her.  Instead, I saw a

different woman wearing a hijab and a radiant smile. She  seemed to have been looking for me, the owner of the phone. Our eyes met, then she began to wave my phone in the air, exclaiming, “I was so worried that you wouldn’t come back! I tried to call you but your phone was locked!”(my business card with my office phone number was in the case) It moved me a great deal that a perfect stranger showed such deep caring and concern. It was as though she was a close friend or family member. My gratitude soon turned to love, as the beauty of our connection seemed to build.  Yes, the unifying and freeing power of love is everywhere.

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing

and rightdoing there is a field.

I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass

the world is too full to talk about.