An example of love!

For seven years, the shepherd Jacob slaved
for the father of beautiful Rachel, working not for the man,
but only for her, knowing ever since he began
that she alone was the only reward he craved.
His days, dreaming of the wedding that lay ahead,
passed by, content to see her from time to time,
until her father plotted his duplicitous crime,
by placing Leah in Jacob’s marriage bed.
Learning the cruel deception, Jacob, in tears,
had lost the one he loved, as if, somehow,
he hadn’t truly earned the proper wife.
But he starts all over again, for seven more years,
saying, “If life wasn’t so short, beginning right now,
I’d serve even longer for Rachel, the love of my life.”

Luis Vaz de Camões

Jacob’s story is one of the most beautiful love stories ever. The fact of working for his uncle for 14 years to get the love of his wife, makes Jacob a man of principles. He is a role model of faith and determination, especially in the liquid love era.

Luciano Aparecido Marques

On the importance of daily love.

“[…] I was a child and she was a child,

In this kingdom by the sea:

But we loved with a love that was more than love –


With a love that the wiged seraphs of heaven

Coveted her and me. […]

Annabel Lee, by Edgar Allan Poe

I have always thought that the purest human feeling is the maternal love. Imagine a being who comes from you, and IN GENERAL is generated by LOVE. Why wouldn’t you love him or her?

Another pure expression of love is the one felt by children, because they don’t have the ego filters which usually contaminate our true SELF.

A good example is the felling experienced by Anabel Lee’s lover, which is pure and innocent. Even though, the time and its vicissitudes keep on stealing and breaking our lives apart, it is our important task to carry on trying, no matter the circumstances.

Death will come, and is there a solution to such a cruel certainty? I have no absolute anwer but daily love, despite the difficulties.

Luciano Aparecido Marques