If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … Alfred Tennyson.

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If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk through my garden forever. – Alfred Tennyson.

When two people are in love, the separation by time and space is no barrier. Beautiful thoughts need nothing except a heart in love to travel through time and space and hold a loved one through imaginations and memories.

None in love can stop the heart from embarking on this trip regularly, because everyone in love is powerless against the dictate of love. Anyone who has ever been in the garden of love resists the temptation to blame another consumed by the fire of love when they seem to behave foolishly. Instead they show understanding.

And let them be. They allow them time, space and freedom to do all that love dictates to them on their journey to reach the garden of love. In the garden of love, the gardeners are preoccupied with only thoughts about one person; the one they share chemistry with.

So, wise friends and family resist the urge to visit these gardeners in their garden. They know that doing so would be interfering with what is clearly not their business.

When someone ignores the no-third-party-needed sign and encroaches, the unwelcomed visitor has their ego bruised. Their unsolicited seemingly- good and freely offered -pieces of advice are turned down.

It must be noted that It’s rare for a wise friend or wise family member who had been there before, to do such a foolish thing. They would sit back, pray and hope that two people in love find a long lasting joy in each other’s company.

They would also give them the needed privacy to learn and know secrets and truths about each other, offer the needed serenity to understand each other and, allow themneeded time to grow into each other and become one.

And they would continue to respect these gardeners, their boundaries and their choices and still, would resist the temptation to interfere after lovers have committed to a long term relationship.

When two are in love, let them be because no one else matters except them. Their thoughts revolve around them and them alone. Their thoughts are as flowers planted and groomed by a devoted gardener. Until the flowers blossom and fill the garden with sweet fragrance,, the gardener would not be distracted.

And after they are matured, the gardener would look forward to nothing else except to the next season of planting, grooming and celebration of their hard work.


Alfred, Lord Tennyson was the most renowned poet of the Victorian era. His work includes ‘In Memoriam,”The Charge of the Light Brigade’ and ‘Idylls of the King.’

He was born in England in 1809. Alfred, Lord Tennyson began writing poetry as a boy. He was first published in 1827, but it was not until the 1840s that his work received regular public acclaim. His “In Memoriam” (1850), which contains the line “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all,” cemented his reputation. Tennyson was Queen Victoria’s poet laureate from 1850 until his death in 1892.
Source – Biography.

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