Love is All They Need

Yesterday I got really great news: my dear friend Fernando and his boyfriend of more than 10 years Edwin are tying the knot and making the big step of getting married this September.

This morning, as I was driving to work, The Beatles’ came on my iPod and All You Need is Love brought tears to my eyes. I still get chills hearing this song, I feel as if every chord is an anthem of love on top of another and another until it’s overwhelming. Hearing this song I realized that love between two people is not just destiny, luck, fate or whatever you want to call it. It’s also about putting 100% into the relationship, trusting your partner so much that making it “official” should be as natural as signing up a car lease or buying a house together, making plans for the future for years to come, plans for retirement together, making every day about him (or her, it happens sometimes you know hahahaha).

Fernando and Edwin are ready to enter a new phase in their lives and I couldn’t see two people more deservedly of each other’s love as these two. Cheers to my dear friends on this new endeavor they’re about to enter, for everything they have to look forward to, in sickness and in health, in the good times and the bad, for richer or poorer may their love always bond them together. As I wrote them this morning: love knows no gender, nor race, nor political party, nor age, nor language. That and that All You Need is Love.

Dark Forest

Today’s prayer: In these troubled hour, I ask the spirits to guide me through the dark forest, to show me the way.
Guide me! Help me!

And the most important part of this prayer: THANK YOU!

©2014 Victor Sotomayor

Five Minutes

Five more minutes, please! Hit up that snooze button, will ya?
Five minutes to speak listening to the mockingbirds and the crows,
The traffic and the chaos far away where they belong, far away…

Five minutes seem very short but it’s enough time for a prayer, enough time to seek for forgiveness and guidance. Five minutes is all that God wants, just five more minutes of your time.

Would you give Him just five minutes of your time?

©2014 Victor Sotomayor