Passions of an Odd Chick

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Use Your Heart Up

Have you ever loved something or someone and they let you down? And maybe you decided that you were going to guard your heart against being hurt again? And that maybe you would save a piece of your heart, afraid that you might use it all up before you die?
I have found that if you love a human or an animal that eventually they are going to let you down. They are either are going to leave you, die on you or disappoint you at some point.
I decided a long time ago that I wanted to die with a used up, beaten up, bruised up, banged up, worn-out heart. I want to love with my heart to the death. Because in the end- I'm going to get a new one to replace it.
Don't get me wrong. There are boundaries to be set with certain types of individuals. But how they LOVE is their responsibility and how you love them is yours.
Don't be afraid of getting hurt, just give it all away until it's used up. What are you saving it for anyway?
Signed: odd chick


Kolleen said...

i love this post....

so honest,
so true,
very inspiring.

i believe in loving with all that we are and with all that we have....even though there are risks is what life is about!

what an incredible painting too!!!
just love it!!


Genie Sea said...

Yes indeed my friend. I whole-heart-edly agree. :) Your painting is ethereal. I have missed you and am so thankful you came my my blog so we could reconnect. And please never apologize again :) Hugs! :)

DJ said...

What a brave figure in your painting, telling the world that she is not afraid to love with a beautiful heart...
I love your work~

Poetic Artist said...

What a wise statement. I do wish I could live that way but I seem to be holding on to parts of mine.
Always love your work.
Take care,

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love the way the painting connects with what you're saying in this post.

Sorrow said...

Reminded me so strongly of a quote about life , something with sliding in at the end shouting Whoo-hoo! what a ride...

Beth Nicholls said...

So true so true. Wise words and a fabulous painting

danielle said...

Oh Peggy, SO proud of you for just putting it out there... You are a very special woman. Your daughter is SO lucky to call you Mom. Your honesty in your work helps us all to ask ourselves if we are loving without holding anything back.

hugs to you!

chrissy said...

i think you made this post for me dear girl.
i always need this reminder.
what am i saving it for anyhow?
i have this little piece of my heart that i keep guarded very carefully.
i try to slice off bits of it each year and i.ll admit that i.m getting better.
thank you so much for this post.
maybe i need to buy that painting and hang it somewhere i can see it EVERY day.
oh how i love you.

Karin Bartimole said...

Beautifully said Peggy, and adorably illustrated. Your well worn heart has brought a huge smile to my face, and warm feeling to my heart.❤

JRonson said...

This one is the best really :) contragts

Lisa Carosa and Tim Sivils said...

Just came across your blog. Love it. This post and painting -- absolutely spot on. “The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.” ~ Pearl S. Buck ~ Thanks for this post and all the amazing work in it. -- Lisa

Deborah said...

I LOVE this! I needed this! I always need this! Thank you so much for this! I would like to save this post to my desktop so I can re-read it often. Your blog could keep me busy reading for hours ... and I believe it will... if not today then another day and another... and another...