"Love him, and let him Love you. Do you think anything else under Heaven really matters?" (James Baldwin, "Giovanni's Room" 1956)
"It's amazing what love can change.; It's amazing what Courage love can breed in other people." (Patrick Swayze, 2009)
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. - - It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. - - Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. - - It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres" .... (from St. Paul's 1st letter to the already floundering and increasingly infighting and bickering new Church at Corinth, Greece, c.60-AD … 13:4-8)
The One Greatest Commandment is to Love... its a Positive commandment of what you SHOULD DO... to Love. The Bible verses repeat that from start to finish, but nobody seems to notice anything but the "Do Nots". Eight of he famous Ten Commandments are what to not do, mostly only defining what is Sin and thus what to not do.
If you follow that One Greatest Commandment, if you do what you should DO POSITIVELY (love, protect, preserve, forgive and love) and you apologize to those whom you wronged or slighted, their forgiveness and love will continue back with them, and will continue back from and with God. And if you are that way with me too, and I with you, we will get along splendidly.
It will also help if you like Bulldogs, and Railroading, and World and National and regional archaeology and History from 10,000-BC up to last night, … and if you Love Music (see the DETAILS page). -
Also, CAVEAT ;-)) that to either get along with me, or to put up with me, you need to be able to be, or at least understand others being, Grandly Theatrical for Humor's sake, but still be a down to earth, reasonably drama-free "common horse sense" man.
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”― Leonardo da Vinci
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”― Victor Hugo
"My heart is warm with the friends I make, And better Friends I'll not be knowing, Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take, no matter where it's going." (Edna St. Vincent Millay)
"I have seldom heard a train go by, and not wish that I were on it. - - Their whistles Sing Bewitchment, more haunting than any sonnet." (Paul Theroux)