(Conditionality)

Pull up one IF/THEN that another person has written into your life?

I will love you if you meet these conditions… What did you lose?

Pull up one condition that you put on someone else.

I will love you if you meet these conditions… What did you lose?

Define love in the language of a seagull.

Define love in the language of a goat.

Define love in the language of a human.
Take away one of those conditions. What do you have now?

Define love in the language of the universe.

Imagine the perfect day on a beach with people you love.
Describe the surroundings, what people are doing, the weather, the sensations, the feelings. Describe your voice when you speak. Describe how you express your love.

Now a cold wind picks up. Blows sand into your face.
What changes? Describe your feelings. Describe your voice when you speak.
Describe your loving in this world.

© ren powell

Choose one person whom you are very attached to.
Describe the reasons for your attachment.

Imagine folding these beautiful aspects over and over into a book.
What is the cover of the book made of?

Does the book have a lock, like a diary?
Does it open easily and lie flat taking up a whole desk?
Or is it delicate and so tiny you can you slip it in your pocket?

What are the pages made of?
Are they tissue-thin and fragile?
Are they heavy vellum sheets?
What is written/drawn on the pages?
Can anyone else read what is written there?

How do you keep it safe? What magic spells do you use?
Incantations? Rituals? Is it hidden or on display?

Where do you keep the book? How do you leave it
and go about your day without worrying about its destruction?
What does your vigilance cost you?

When you die what will happen to the book?
What of the book’s content will be lost in part, in its entirety?

Where will all the emotions go? The fond attachments?
The fears? Will this be a part of your own legacy?
If so, who will it serve and how?