Theme Of The Week – Love – Oscar Wilde and Extraordinary Love

Oscar Wilde Quote
As some of you already know, this week I’m doing a theme surrounding love and all its forms. So I’m leaving you tonight with this Oscar Wilde Quote on love.

“Never love anybody who treats you like you’re ordinary.”

We should all search for that special someone who treats us as if we were extraordinary. For that is how we should all be treated. We should be touched gently and whispered to lovingly. Caressing someone down to their soul. Love should not be easily thrown away on a whim. Nor should it be spoken of lightly.

Extraordinary is in the power of one’s hand softly gliding on a cheek to brush away a tear. Which can also be there to help guide and nurture a fragile moment only shared between two. An inside knowing. A knowing that in that moment it is just the two standing in the stillness of time. A long pause, when two lips meet. Sparks of excitement and butterflies abound.

Extraordinary is in the stare that captures you from a distance. It is the cheeky upturned corner of one’s mouth that slyly entices you to come near. It is the collapse of all defences. The gentle breathe of an exhale. It’s something that makes you yearn for more and want to keep on learning the depths of someone. And it is in the depths of your heart where these feelings will grow. If watered correctly, not too much and not too often, then it will bloom hearty and rich. If it is neglected it will wither, ceasing to exist.

Treating someone in an extraordinary fashion will mean 100% commitment. It will mean to put someone else before yourself. But oh, to be able to show a person a love like that, will enrich your life for the better as well as theirs.

Every being on this earth deserves to be cared for in an extraordinary way. And it doesn’t mean to show them in grandiose gestures. Buying them the riches of the world. It’s the holding out of chairs, the opening of doors, the helping of one’s studies, the hand on a shoulder for support, the patting on the back of a job well done, the selfless hours you stayed up with them through the night when they were ill. It is in all the tiniest of gestures. And to many it is in those tiny gesture where they will feel the most glorious of feelings.

Can you do this for someone? Can you treat them in an extraordinary way? If the answer is no. Then walk away. Please don’t torment them with half-hearted affections and lies of commitment while your eye is set on another prize. But if the answer is yes, then proceed with confidence. Be proud that you are of a giving nature. That you want to live a love that is just. A love that is selfless. To those that have said yes. Please don’t close completely if someone has used your love in an unjust way. There are many out there that will. Remember to always be open, even though it will be hard at times. For to close one’s heart is to close the door on life. And oh what a sad, meaningless existence that would be.


7 thoughts on “Theme Of The Week – Love – Oscar Wilde and Extraordinary Love

  1. Reblogged this on Crystal Clarity and commented:
    I love the concept of this post. I firmly believe in the notion ‘All or nothing’. Who wants to sacrifice a dream for a mundane reality? Everybody deserves to wake up smiling and go to bed grinning.

    As a woman, I hold my romantic notions close. I want to be treat like a woman. I am not a feminist. I believe in equal rights, but I choose not to indulge in the feminist approach. I don’t want to do DIY, not because of my gender, but because I don’t like it. I love cooking for my man, not due to expectations, but out of love. I want my hand held, my cheek stroked, my hair touched. I like this because it is affection, I like the physicality. Not because I am the ‘weaker’ sex, but because I like how it feels. I want to feel safe with my man, yes I am a woman and yes, we are (mostly) physically weaker than men. Personally I am 5 ft 2 ins and 8 stone so I am always going to be petite in comparison to a man. I want to feel safe when I’m in his arms.

    Love is equal. As a woman, I feel I should look after my man also, not out of societal expectations, but simply out of love.

    There are so many controversial views on relationships these days. Love too little, love too much. Equal rights vs individual preference. We are all different, but what should always remain the same is that, if we love, let’s do it right!

    • Thank you for your thoughts and comments. I love hearing what others think. Especially on subjects where we are all at different ends of the spectrum.

      You are absolutely right when you say there are so many different views, opinions and contrasting notions out there. It is actually very hard, for me anyway, to find a normalcy to all this.

      I totally agree with you about being held, and cooking for your man. I too want all those things. And like doing it! Not because I am a woman but because I like how those things make me feel.

      So a big YES to doing it right! A full on straight arrow type of love. it would be sublime!

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