I'm afeared to say this, but I guess I have to because where there is fear, there is no love. But tell me if I get it close to the pin, Mr. Dallas.
Well I think it starts at the Top. There is a Love that is Perfect, and that comes to me along this journey of life. But to get it, I have to be prepared. You know, Love needs a home to come to that will let it live and grow. That home is in my heart or my soul...that's where it's always been, but I just haven't got into the place to tidy it up a bit. I been living on the outside of the house of Love for a long time.
I meet this guy who is living there that I never knew before. And he's the guy who has the gift of Love given to him from the Top. I peek into this place, and he tells me to come in, sit down, and relax. He tells me to come visit him every day when I'm awake so I get to know him better because I also own this place where he's living anyhow. Then he kindly lets me know that if I knew the real value of what I have, and what a great housekeeper he is, I could go a long way to getting to know all about Love. He's the guy with the direct line to the Top, and he lives in "my house".
He shows me something I never seen before. He unbuttons his shirt, and there across his chest is a name, a beautiful name. He says it's the name of his beloved. He loves no other lady more than her, and he tells me that she's got his name in the same place. He tells me she is a daughter of the one at the Top, just like he is a son of the one at the Top. I'm just listening and wondering more about this guy, and what is he doing here in my house? And why is that name written on his heart that never goes away?
Then he tells me the story about a Love that gives it's best so that he can live and love in the same way. He tells me about this Love that comes from the Top that doesn't have any limits. That Love loves the ugliest scuzziest lowlife the same way this guy loves his beloved. He tells me the only way I can ever feel a love that knows no limits is to give a love that knows no limits. If I want that kind of love to come to me, I have to give that kind of love.
I take a deep breath and am about to say you mean... and he says I know what he means which I do. It means I gotta love the most low down creep that hates me and is my worst enemy, the same way he loves this beautiful beloved girlfriend of his. Talk about "what an order"! So I ask him how on earth do I love somebody that hates me so much.
He tells me to pray for the creep the same way I pray for the one I love the most. If I can't express my love for someone in the flesh, I always can express my love for someone in the spirit. And prayer is how I do that. Then he makes me a guarantee...if I learn to love that way, then I won't ever have to worry about finding love. Love will go out of her way to find me. And the love she gives me will be the kind that has no limits. I figure I can't go wrong with a love that has no limits, because I know I can sure be a jerk. It would be a good thing to be loved like that even when I'm a jerk.
Then he tells me about this beloved of his. She's gonna meet up with him, and when they touch and embrace and get intimate, he says it's their way of physically touching and feeling the same kind of love that comes from the Top. It's the one at the Top's way of giving them something real that each other can physically touch and express their love to the one at the Top, in a physical way. He tells me that a man and a woman have this gift of expressing Love and Companionship in an intimate way that comes from the Top. And that kind of love is the closest thing he'll get to the Top until it's time for him and her to move out to where the one on Top lives. He tells me this kind of love is a feeling I'll never want to let go of when it comes to me. I believed him.
Then he went on to say more. He said that when his beloved is not near him, he still has her name on his his heart and she has his name on hers. He said that's the thing that changes an otherwise dull, dreary, or even tragic day into something that is beautiful and meaningful. He says when he gets a little lonely for his beloved, he'll think about her. Then before he knows it, he finds himself doing his best to get whatever he needs to get done that day for the sake of his beloved, and for the one at the Top who gave him the gift of Love. He says that everything I do here regardless of how boring or trivial it might seem, can be made into a Work of Love, and as a way I can show my gratitude to the one on Top who put this guy in my house to take care of it, and the beloved lady that will come to him.
Then he really shook me up a bit when he said, everything that was his, including his beloved, is mine. He gave me a key to this place where he lives, and he tells me to go forth and prepare a place for love, because she surely will be coming to be at my side. And wherever, I am, she will be, just like she is with him. And the one on Top will invite both of us to one day to dwell in the same Neighborhood. But while we're still here in this house, this guy and his beloved will be there to remind me, and the love that will find me, that we are always welcome guests, whether it's here or There.