So this may be long-winded and it may not make a whole lot of sense to anyone, but it makes sense to me; and who knows, maybe it'll make sense to you.
I have picked several definitions from urban dictionary to define the chaos theory:
So. There are many, many things out of our control.
I posted a (much) longer version of this when I first started this (public) blog, but this excerpt goes along with what I am trying to say.
Love them, hate them, can't live without them.
Familiar phrase, interesting concept.
Moms, dads, sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, friends, cousins, nieces, nephews, grandsons, granddaughters, boyfriends, girlfriends, wives, husbands, students, teachers, professionals, amateurs..
Does anybody else think about this stuff? How random strings of events and circumstances and chance and luck and misfortune and strategy and accidents make PEOPLE??
The odds that you or I are actually here..
I went to THIS school in THIS state and met THIS guy/girl and at THIS time had a child.Two people making one person.
Two individuals making another individual.
Not just any individual, but THE individual.
The perfect combination of two PEOPLE from two different backgrounds, with two different stories.
And then the new PERSON who will meet another PERSON and make another PERSON.
It's chaotic, really!
Now let's talk about love.
[It is February, after all.]
The caption I put to this picture of my tattoo is always a quote from The Chaos Theory.
"The most important thing about love is that we choose to give it, and we choose to receive it. Making it the least random act in the Universe. It transcends blood, it transcends betrayal and all the dirt that makes us human."
Agape: unconditional love
[via urban dictionary]
"Agape doesn't love somebody because they're worthy.
Agape makes them worthy by the strength and power of its love.
Agape doesn't love somebody because they're beautiful.
Agape loves in such a way that makes them beautiful."
"It's easy to take your clothes off and have sex. People do it all the time. But opening up your soul to someone, letting them into your spirit
that is being naked."
"Angels and animals.
There are these two extremes, denying our sexuality or being driven by it, and then there's the vast space in between. An angel is a being with a spirit but without a body.
When we deny the spiritual dimension to our existence, we end up living like animals. And when we deny the physical, sexual dimension to our existence, we end up living like angels.
And both ways are destructive, because God made us human."
[excerpts from Sex God by Rob Bell]
Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be. It's easy. All you need is love.
So what have we learned? I don't have control. The world is chaotic and crazy. But love sorta surpasses that. And that's what I want.