Voices of Love
Love is eternal. There are inspired messages, but they are temporary; there is knowledge, but it will pass. For our gifts of knowledge and inspired messages are only partial; but when what is perfect comes, then what is partial will disappear. Meanwhile, these three remain: faith, hope, and love; and the greatest of these is love.
–from I Corinthians 13
If you are interested in enriching your understanding of love in any or all of its meanings –and who isn’t?– you can not miss reading Voices of Love.
We can love with our minds, with our hearts, and with our bodies; and when we love with all of these, we may know the pure Spirit of Love. In Judeo-Christian thought, the greatest of the laws is that we should love God with all our heart, and all our mind, and all our soul. This is a mysterious teaching indeed.
In Voices of love, the author explores this great mystery in all its complexities as well as its simplicity.
Voices of Love is a love story. It is the tale of someone who has been wounded by love, and who wishes to understand it better. It is a series of fictional dialogues (and triologues) with some of the greatest (perhaps the greatest) lovers of all time, both real and mythical, from Eros himself, and Adam and Eve, to Antony and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet, and Oscar Wilde and Alfred Douglas, to George Burns and Gracie Allen.
(see the planned Table of Contents below as well as a sample chapter).
Voices of Love is a drama and a prose poem about the nature of love in its most profound dimensions, both carnal and spiritual.
Voices of Love is a work in progress that is nearly complete. It is the author’s attempt to share with readers his understanding of what he has learned about love from his own life; from his readings in history about the world’s greatest lovers; and from some of the greatest poetic literature that has been produced about love.
Voices of Love
-TABLE OF CONTENTS-
Chapter One: Eros & Psyche (Part I) Chapter Two: Adam & Eve Chapter Three: Eros & Psyche (part II) Chapter Four: Penelope & Odysseus Chapter Five: Socrates & Alcibiades Chapter Six: Abelard & HeloiseChapter Seven: Dante & Beatrice Chapter Eight: Shakespeare, WH, & The Dark Lady Chapter Nine: Sonia & Raskolnikov Chapter Ten: Romeo & Juliet Chapter Eleven: Lear & Cordelia Chapter Twelve: Antony & Cleopatra Chapter Thirteen: Napoleon & Josephine Chapter Fourteen: Oscar Wilde & Lord Alfred Douglas Chapter Fifteen: Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson Chapter Sixteen: George Burns & Gracie Allan
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