“Love Is My Religion”

I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion – I have shudder’d at it. I shudder no more – I could be martyr’d for my religion – Love is my religion – I could die for that. I could die for you.
—John Keats, in a letter to Fanny Brawnecosas-de-la-vida-us-1967701a

6 thoughts on ““Love Is My Religion”

    1. I think it does but it’s rare. And I think those who potentially experience such depth of emotion are challenged in connecting with others because it requires an intensity of feeling that puts others off. Notice how few “likes” posts about passion get?

      I felt it for my ex.

      1. I think it’s because people are afraid of their own emotions. I didn’t used to be. I’m much harder now than I was a few years ago. We are all afraid of feeling and being hurt. It makes us sad to even think about it.. To even consider it. I’m 39 and convinced that all of my chances at love and happiness have already passed me by.. I admit that I would also avoid anything about love and passion.. I would have skipped by this but for some reason, since the moment I stumbled across your blog, I am drawn to it and want to read everything.
        I don’t want to come off as strange, but I think I am supposed to know you.

      2. I wouldn’t be too quick to write off possibilities at your age. Hell, I’m a codgerly 52 and still have hope! 🙂 Regarding the more personal slant of your comment, I’ll respond to your email address.

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