Beautiful DreamerBeautiful dreamer, wake unto me,Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee;Sounds of the rude world heard in the day,Lull'd by the moonlight have all pass'd a way!
Beautiful dreamer, queen of my song,List while I woo thee with soft melody;Gone are the cares of life's busy throng,-- Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!
Beautiful dreamer, out on the seaMermaids are chaunting the wild lorelie;Over the streamlet vapors are borne,Waiting to fade at the bright coming morn.
Beautiful dreamer, beam on my heart,E'en as the morn on the streamlet and sea;Then will all clouds of sorrow depart,-- Beautiful dreamer, awake unto me!
STEP 2 OF 5: LOVE DISCOVEREDLove discovered is unexplainable. We leave everything behind to chase the desire to share, learn, and experience every moment together, and we think this is love. But, love discovered is not this footloose obsession. It is the purpose of the tallest monument, the apex of the highest mountain, deep as the oceans and vast as the universe. It is the foundation upon which we learn, cherish, communicate, support, pleasure, and trust each other; this is love discovered. It is to know that you can communicate without the need for communication. It is to know that you are there even when not needed. It is to know that you are an open book and so is she. It is the vulnerability without regard for risk because you have trust. When you find that your time is spent more on the development of your love and less on the problems with your love, then you may have discovered true love.
"To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But, it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whom steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be."- Anna Strong
LYRICSLYRIC 1:Song Title: Elsewhere Listen I know this love is passing time. Passing through like liquid. I am drunk in my desire. But, I love the way you smile at me. I love the way your hands reach out and hold me near. I believe...
LYRIC 2:Song Title: (I've Been) Searching So Long Listen As my life goes on I believe somehow something's changed. Something deep inside, ooh a part of me. There's a strange new light in my eyes. Things I've never known. Changin' my life. Changin' me. I've been searchin' so long to find an answer, Now I know my life has meaning.
LYRIC 3:Song Title: Your Song Listen I know it's not much but it's the best I can do. My gift is my song and this one's for you. And you can tell everybody this is your song. It may be quite simple but now that it's done. I hope you don't mind. I hope you don't mind that i put down in words. How wonderful life is while you're in the world.
TASK 2 OF 5: LOVE DISCOVEREDI am positive that I would have rather loved and lost, or found love that could not be requited, than to have never found love at all. For that, I am honored and perhaps, lucky. It took many years to discover what true love means to me and that discovery culminated in a belief that there are few women with which I can attain true love. Therefore, I am doing everything that I can to remind this soul mate what we already know; we are meant for each other. Have you ever parted from someone only to rack your mind for ways to prolong your time together? Ever felt that the further she was from you, the less complete of a person that you are? Ever sat straight up in bed after a dream about her to know that she needed to hear your voice, call her, and find out that it was true? Ever able to channel into someone and know when they are melancholy, lonely, ecstatic, or wishing for your presence? These are just a few of the examples we've encountered together.
STEP 3 OF 5: LOVE EVALUATEDThe process from discovery to evaluation to choice is similar to learning about happiness, determining whether you have any happiness in your life, and finding ways to increase that happiness. Sometimes we never find true love. Sometimes true love finds us. And sometimes, we chase, hunt, search, and pray for true love. From any angle, it may not be easy to determine what we should do about it. And, isn't this the situation that we so often find ourselves in? One by which we are trying to evaluate true love and we don't know which person will walk with us to discover it. We don't always want to lead and we don't always want to follow. We want to walk hand-in-hand with someone a majority of the time, but be led when needed, or lead when needed. From your head you can determine the logical pros and cons of being with a particular person. But, from your heart comes the true decision-making mandate. If you have been true to yourself, true to your heart, then your heart will not fail you. Your heart will tell you exactly what you should do in order to truly happy and truly in love.
PAINTING 1:Painting Title: The Dream In this hauntingly curious portrait of his secret lover, the artist depicts the transformation of his woman into an enlightened being. Captivated by her beauty and spirit she shows up in many of the artist's paintings.
PAINTING 2:Painting Title: The Kiss The breathtaking sensuality of "The Kiss" is a glowing juxtaposition of colors. The extraordinary jewel like background figures, like icons, are eternal and enduring.
PAINTING 3:Painting Title: Lovers in the Moonlight"Lovers in the Moonlight" is the artist's masterwork. The colors govern the spellbinding composition. Reality and imaginary are woven into a single tale of moonlit love.
PAINTING 4:Painting Title: Starry Night "Starry Night" blurs the difference between reality and the dreamer's trance. The churning blue and sky and gelatinous landscape are breathtaking and have a mysterious calming effect on the viewer.
TASK 3 OF 5: LOVE EVALUATEDTo evaluate is to ascertain the value, or worth, of something. In order to determine value, you must carefully judge true love. You must feel it, dream of it, hold it, long for it, touch it, smell it, be prepared to surrender everything for it, and change anything in your life to have it because only then can true love actually exist in a healthy enough state that you can both pursue your dreams and goals in life. It is a partnership, not a one-way obsession. One person doesn't do all the work to maintain or cultivate true love; only together can you experience it.
STEP 4 OF 5: LOVE COMPAREDOur lives are made up of choices that we've made. The history of those choices can show us how we ended up where we are. Different choices could have put each of us in a different place. We also think about whether a choice was good or bad. If you learned something from the choice, odds are that there was value in making it. Love that you've had, or thought you had, can be compared to what you have, or think you may be able to have now. Because our choices, good or bad, have helped us to learn, then we are better prepared to make a choice when the next opportunity arises. In reality, there is a point where making the best out of a bad relationship is ridiculous when it sacrifices what you need to live and love, especially when there is a soul mate out there for everyone; which I truly believe. Life with that soul mate will allow each of us to work toward the reason we are here, not work constantly on fixing our relationships.
"I can't confirm much about a previous life or an afterlife. But, in this life, I am not going to screw around when pursuing my dreams."- Mr. LoveVirtual.com
MOVIE 1Scaling the Cliffs of Insanity, Battling Rodents of Unusual Size, Facing torture in the Pit of Despair. True love has never been a snap. Heroes. Giants. Villains. Wizards. True Love. Not just your basic, average, everyday, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, ho-hum fairy tale.
MOVIE 2The epic tale of a woman's life during one of the most tumultuous periods in America's history. From her young, innocent days on a feudalistic plantation to the war-torn streets of Atlanta; from her first love whom she has always desired to three husbands; from the utmost luxury to absolute starvation and poverty; from her innocence to her understanding and comprehension of life.
MOVIE 3Tired of being the golden boy for his parents friends, college track star Benjamin Braddock embarks upon an affair with the wife of his father's boss. Benjamin leads a frustrated life and often sees adults in a surreal way, so he hopes to relax and sow his wild oats as suggested by his mistresses husband, but is dismayed to find himself just another tool to ease middle-aged insecurity.
MOVIE 4During World War II, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit. When Nazi Major Strasser arrives, the sycophantic police Captain Renault does what he can to please him, including detaining Czech underground leader Victor Laszlo. Much to Rick's surprise, Lazslo arrives with Ilsa, Rick's one time love. Rick is very bitter towards Ilsa, who ran out on him in Paris, but when he learns she had good reason to, they plan to run off together again using the letters of transit. Well, that was their original plan....
TASK 4 OF 5: LOVE COMPAREDI've not explained to you the main reason why we haven't taken steps toward our discovery of being connected so deeply, in soul and heart. She is in a relationship and trying to determine whether it is what she needs to be happy. She wants a career, she wants to raise a family, she wants to have true love, but that love must be deep enough for her to accomplish her other individual and joint goals. And that, my friends, is what she is trying to determine. I applaud her for taking the opportunity to figure it out before she is so far down the road that it is an even more difficult decision. Her duty to this evaluation is something that more people should take note of. Look for more about our history together when you complete all 5 tasks.
STEP 5 OF 5: LOVE ACCEPTEDThere are many reasons why people enter into a relationship, not all of them valid. Too often it just seems to be the next logical step for two people. In reality, the only reason we should ever enter, and commit, to a relationship is because we believe it could be, or we know that it is, true love. We dream of eternal bliss. We seek it out, but most never find it. Why? Because few have the patience in life to explore what it really is. Few study the concept and understand themselves enough to determine who they are and what they need in order to approach the ideal of true love with another. I believe that I know where to find true love. For true love nothing else takes priority in my life. I accept the responsibility and the bliss of true love.
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EXPRESSION: GREAT LOVERS OF LITERATURE
NOVEL 1Medieval Knight wins Irish Princess for delivery to his King. On the way to the wedding, they accidentally drink a love potion and carry on a wild affair for years. After many obstacles, lies and deception they die ecstatically in each other's arms.
NOVEL 2They fall madly, deeply in love at first sight. Their families hate each other's guts, so the lovers marry secretly. When promised to another by her father, she devises a means to fake her own death. Then, in a shocking mix-up for want of a decent postal service between their two cities, they kill themselves, he by poison and her by his sword.
NOVEL 3Successful Roman General falls has an affair with luscious Egyptian Queen, but returns to his homeland when word of war breaks. He is forced into an unwanted marriage to maintain peace, which sends the Queen into a jealous rage. After much ado, she protects herself by faking suicide, the General falls on his own sword, and she kills herself with the help of poisonous snakes.
NOVEL 4A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. The story is one that has been passed down through from father to son for generations. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive. The story is a classic tale of love and adventure as the beautiful Princessis kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the odious Prince. Her childhood beau attempts to save her. On the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a huge, super strong giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest. They meet a few bad guys along the way to rescue her.
TASK 5 OF 5: LOVE ACCEPTEDThis is a patient endeavor, as I am sure you can imagine. But, for true love, why wouldn't you wait until the end of time? Of course, one has to be smart about it. It is a game of risk. You've found someone that you think you can be extraordinary with, but she isn't available. If she was, you'd be together in a heart beat. So, what's a man to do? Wade with a very, very fine-toothed comb through others that he meets, walking that fine line between learning enough to determine if she might be equal or beyond what he could have with patience and not going too far such that he hurts those that were more into him than he was into them. Such is life, yes?