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March 12, 2007 [ More archived home pages here ]

"Let No Man Put Asunder"


The above image, Gateway To A Dream , is available for sale

Today's song is my newest GarageBand song, Love Beyond Reach, released today as an mp3. It is inspired by my February 12, 2007 home page of the same title.

The title I selected today for this page is from a dream I had Saturday night. That phrase is part of Christian wedding ceremonies, emphasizing that marriage is permanent in the eyes of God and not to be dissolved by human beings.

I have to say at this outset that while I took my wedding vows as a Christian, I no longer believe as one. However, I am a strong believer in marriage. It is expected that this home page message is not intended as a sermon or a lecture to any of you. :-)

Through my dream, I realized that marriage isn't the only time that God encourages (commands?) human beings to stay true. I now accept that anytime I fell in love, it was inspired in some part by God. I believe it is the same for all lovers all over the world.

Therefore the activities with all lovers, those before marriage, and those activities in marriage with your spouse, are not to be taken lightly. They are not to be taken lightly at the time or considered negatively ever afterwards.

Of course, active love for another may end. It may end for a variety of reasons. The same is true for marriages. That was understood by human beings thousands of years ago and handled differently in different cultures. I'm not saying anything new here on that point.

My point here is rather simple, but not necessarily obvious. Once two people have loved, that part of their lives can't be put asunder.

That relationship exists, either in active or passive form forever. The active form needs no further explanation. The passive form exists by the lessons learned from the experience and used as a positive influence for subsequent encounters in love.

To those that deny the former love experiences, attempt to put asunder their own reality, in my humble opinion. To resolve the former love experiences into positive outcomes is to validate the truth and accept it was part of their destiny to be involved that way.

I'm sure there are people that will disagree with what I say here today. I know some of those people might deny previous love relationships in their life. Others might argue against my conclusions with very valid evidence, using aspects of their own life story as substantiation. It's not my role to convert anyone's thinking to mine, on this or any other matter.

I'm not claiming anything other than I'm glad I had this dream and what I derived from it. This message is written more for me, I guess.

As an author and artist, I remain true to myself knowing I can write here in the open and exercise the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That last item being the case in point today. :-)

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This article discusses the out-dated concept of only marrying within one's own race. I'm white and so is my wife. But there are women of other races or ethnicities I might have married had the opportunity arisen.

It's good to know social bias in this area is on the decline. Love is color-blind as far as I can tell.

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For those readers that would love to have their own web site, here's a service that makes it easy to do. Right now it's available for Mac OS 10.4.x users, later for other computer Operating Systems.

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On Friday I went to see the new blockbuster movie, 300. I knew the story of the 300 Spartans from the 1960's.

That movie is a story of love of country and love of freedom. They who fought in the actual battles like that one, and others throughout history realized, freedom is not free. Someone has to fight to defend it--each and every day.

It is also true that traitors exist, in that battle story, and too many other battles in history.

It's not always easy to know who is the freedom-fighter or the traitor. There are times when it is clear-cut. Being true to yourself is a good place to start on that assessment, it seems to me. :-)

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I end today's message with the following Digital Insight.

You Already Know (Created in December 2003)

The words of this song inspired this image. The sensitive person is acutely aware of the gain and loss of love. The subtlest of signs convey the approaching or retraction of affections from another.

To love another is a profound experience, especially if love is returned in full measure. Once two people have loved, a bond exists regardless of the passage of time.

When love is lost between lovers, that loss is felt more by one than the other and the absence is never completely dissipated.

The experienced person understands the risks and rewards of love and how to interpret the milestones along the way. Using my own words, I quote a portion from that page's narration:

"Love -- that mysterious feeling that overwhelms the uninitiated and completes the path of the experienced person.

How many loves in one life and how many different ways to express and feel love for another and receive love from them in return?"

Don


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