Ninja love

I’ve been thinking a lot about love these days.

Not the fun, flirty kind of love.  You know, a note from her in your lunch bag signed XOXO, stolen kisses in a dark movie theater, a romantic dinner that ends with a shared dessert.

Some love is easy and makes you feel like you are floating in the sky.

Some love is easy and makes you feel like you are floating in the sky.

That’s the easy kind of love.  The kind that feels like you’re walking on clouds or eating a bowl of toasted marshmallow.  You might even think that your heart will explode like a big red water balloon because you’re so full of love.

But what about the other kind of love?

It usually appears when things are not all peace signs and rainbow stickers and bright magic marker-colored velvet posters.

It is love that requires effort.  It is can’t-you-see-I’m-loving-you love with fists clenched at your sides and all of your breath bottled up deep inside.

Some love is more like this.

Some love is like this.

It is quiet love and patient love.  It is steady as a heartbeat and solid as a big brown rock.

It loves even though or despite or regardless.  It doesn’t care that your hair is messy or your eyes are puffy or that you are all snotty.

It tries not to nag or to hover or to ask you for the billionth time if you are ok.

It is like a good waitress.  “Let me know if you need anything,” it says.  It brings you cold water just in case and maybe even a small piece of chocolate wrapped in shiny green foil.

It waits.  It will always wait.  Because it is love.  It never gets bored or tired.  It waits and grows until.  Until it is time.  Until it is the right time.  That’s how it is.  This kind of love.

It’s like a ninja in red silk pajamas waiting in the shadows until she is ready to be loved again.

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25 responses to “Ninja love

  1. Great blog I really enjoyed reading it if you do not mind could you possibly check out mine 🙂 Thank you xoxox

  2. I totally relate to this post. My partner is the closest thing to “ninja love” I’ve ever known, because she doesn’t let the little things come between us. It feels like she sticks around because she loves me, not because she wants/needs someone to love her. I don’t know how to describe it as eloquently as you have, but I can only hope it’s a Ninja Love of the lasting variety:)

    • Weird when people relate to my weird thoughts. Love is love, but sometimes it seems like a certain kind of love is needed for a certain situation. Good to hear that you have someone in your life who loves you like a ninja.

  3. Sometimes, I wish WordPress had a “love” button. This is one of those times.

  4. I think this is ‘bricks and mortar’ love – practical, sensible, dogged, loyal, indefatigable, persistent, honest, fearless, strong, hopeful, soft, comforting and most of all dependable.
    Like the sun coming up every day – you know it will be there – you can depend on this love. The other types of love add the soft and sexy stuff around the edges (equally as important) but this love is the foundation that it all gets built on.

    Love the way you weave your words – a pleasure to read as always.

    • Yes, it is, as you put it, bricks and mortar love. Foundation love. Love rock. The other love — the fun and flirty kind — seems to get all the attention. But without bedrock love, we don’t really have anything at all.

      Thanks as always for reading and offering your careful thoughts.

      • bedrock love – exactly – you build everything else on it and without it you’re on quicksand, but with it you can do anything, I mean anything. Love that phrase – bedrock love – that has made my day.

      • Yep, that’s bedrock love. Glad that made you smile.

  5. Fabulous post! I love how grounded, earthy and animalistic this foundation love is…”bedrock love” (I love that!).

    Feeling vulnerable enough to allow this love in, now that is beautiful.

    Keep up the awesome blog, I love reading your thoughts!

  6. OH! And that this love allows you to be you – just who you are meant to be.

    That is all….

  7. An amazing blog and message. So beautiful.

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