Love is Like Candy Kisses – NaBloPoMo – Day 5

by Sheila Finkelstein on July 24, 2009

Yesterday, I mentioned that my friend and mentor Julie Jordan Scott is Introducing the Summer Writing Intensive Creativity Camp (at Home or wherever you happen to be).  Today I’m going through old notebooks and I am reminded of how much Julie has contributed to my life.  It was in her courses, in free flow responses to simple writing prompts, and subsequent sharings, that I gained confidence in my own voice with a willingness to be public myself.

Since I’ve been writing about “love” directly, or as an underpinning, in most of the posts here thus far, I thought I’d share my response four years ago to Julie’s, “What questions does love ask?” ” What responses do I give to love?”

I wrote:

Love is like candy kisses waiting to be unwrapped – the paper string pulled out, the crinkled foil, the doubts peeled away

The little chocolate kiss, in its love full and tapered shape, eagerly awaits to be tasted.

Sometimes many mindlessly devoured at once, all fulfilling their life purpose.

How much richer is it when each bit of the morsel of love is tasted and ripened?

Love is like an adventure – sometimes delicious, sometimes painful.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie Jordan Scott July 24, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Thank you so much, Sheila. I remember asking that question, I remember walking in my sister’s neighborhood with Samuel in a pack on my back….

Syncronistically, even before getting out of bed today I was wondering what I should focus upon today and the message, loud and clear, was LOVE! Thank you for being an embodiment of love AND congrats for continuing to blog, daily!


Sheila Finkelstein July 24, 2009 at 9:49 pm

Thanks, Julie. Did you end up taking on the NaBloPoMo challenge? I know you certainly write daily!


Julie Jordan Scott August 3, 2009 at 7:26 pm

No, haven’t taken on the challenge yet. Need to figure when it would be of service and not a struggle.

I do write daily – don’t necessarily blog daily, though.


Carmen White September 9, 2009 at 7:52 am

love is a connection
an unseen, untouched, unbroken bond
It arrives without warning in a smile, a scent, a glance, a movement or a place, helping us to understand what is.


Sheila Finkelstein January 3, 2010 at 10:35 pm

This is beautiful, Carmen. Thank you so much for sharing your poetic response. Adding love.


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