Well, mother earth is always there for you and will remain to soothe you in moments of sorrow, despair or anger.
Learn to be like the earth. Then call yourself a lover.
You have mastered the Art of Loving when you can absorb loathing, self-loathing, regrets, unhappiness, shame, pointless drama, even helplessness without withdrawing your love.
Then you know that you can love. And the skill to love is yours forever.
late summer 2014