Thursday, December 11, 2008

Where is the love?

Rose was hefty 250 lb + of voluptuous blubber flowing out of every piece of her clothing. Her spandex pants clad so tight to reveal every detail of her anatomy.
Don’t get me wrong. I am an Eastern European and skinny is not my idea of a beautiful woman, but Rose was more than rubenesque. She was obese.
That did not stopped Carlos, our security guard, - who also happened to be over 250 lb – to follow her around like a love stricken puppy.
I have no idea what he was telling her, but she was laughing and flirting and purring like a kitten.
I watched them and try to imagine how in the world they would have sex – being their round shapes - but I digress with my sexual fantasy.
It was not long before Carlos proposed to her and they got married.

There are over 6 billion people on this planet.
Some fat, some not, some toll, some small and some midgets and giants.
We have white folks, black folks, yellow, red and green – they visit us from time to time. We have educated, uneducated, rich, poor, smart, genius, stupid and George Bush.
We have beautiful, handsome, plain or butt ugly people and they all have one thing in common.
They all have a mate and they all have sex – other wise we wouldn’t be 6 billion.
Would we?
Yes folks, even the toothless woman you some time see shopping at Wall Mart has a guy who believes, and tells her, that she is the most beautiful woman in the world and given the chance will knock her up in a heart beat.
Love knows no boundaries. Love works in mysterious ways and some how it pairs us two by two, so the species would survive and flourish.
Or if you prefer the other explanation: Love is blind, deaf and dumb.

So in this world that came out of love, and exists for love, how come we have so many lonely people, so many people that seem unable to find their right soul mate?
In this day and age of internet, cell phones, jet planes and global connections why do we have so many lonely hearts, so many broken hearts, and so many sad love songs?
Where is the love?


Don't Feed The Pixies said...

Actually - not entirely true, as there are a hell of a lot of single people out there.

I spent a lot of years trying to find someone - oddly it was only when i'd given up that i i guess what you say is true - there's hope for us all.

Lydia said...

When my husband says something disparaging about someone's looks I always tell him what my mother always told me: there's someone for everyone. That may be true, but, as you say, there are lots of people who haven't found love. Maybe their "someones" are on another part of the planet. Just because there's someone for everyone doesn't mean everyone will find their someone!

I have a cousin who is in her mid-50s and I'm pretty sure she's still a virgin. wow.

Remember, too, that not all those in pairs will further the species. But there are plenty of pairs who will make up for the childless couples by having too many children.....alas, overpopulation.

The Clandestine Samurai said...

There are a number of reasons, as other people's company are not always what people ultimately desire.

Perhaps they are lonely because of the lot they pick for themselves, perhaps they are lonely because society has outcasted them and they don't have the esteem and strength to let go and be themselves in the world (resort to hermitage). Could be a number of reasons why.

Jannie said...

Love, exciting and new, illusive and strange. Not so easy as some songs would have you believe. "It's so easy to fall in love," and all that crap.

This is a great post, funny, well stated.

This Brazen Teacher said...

My current post is pretty relevant to this one.

Btw- congrats on your zen moments publishing! As soon as I started reading it I recognized it. That post is an all time favorite of mine.


CSquaredplus3 said...

The love is there. We're often distracted - perhaps a bit self absorbed - which makes it difficult to see. It's there.

Buddha said...

My question is rather rhetorical.
People have ponder about love for thousands of years and I don't think there is a final answer or a general consensus on the matter.
I am just a trouble maker curious about what other people think and I thank you all for your insights.

Talon said...

I enjoyed your thoughts. I often think the more "connected" we become through gadgets, the less connected we become in one-on-one interactions. A lot of people are very distracted and seem to miss out on simply being in the moment.

Is there someone for everyone? Or are they many someones...and do some pass by the various someones, thinking that they have not yet met their one and only...

Like all emotions, love is so complex.

A thought provoking post.

Wenny said...

To love another is to love oneself first! To find another to love you, you have to release accept your own shortcomings before you can accept the shortcomings of the other. Then ... LOVE comes naturally.