Love’s Introduction

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This is the page that love built.

So why do we say this? Because, in large measure, and with very large doses, it will be love that rebuilds – is rebuilding – Detroit. We’re staying in Detroit because of love. We’re well aware of the city’s flaws, sometimes more aware than we’d like to be, but like the rest of us that love Detroit we find a way to deal with them and to overcome them. That’s the way love does. Love finds a way in the midst of no way to make it  work.

We could go on for page after page stretching this theme out for all it’s worth, but we figure this might be a good time to cut to the chase, so to speak. Never did know where that phrase came from, to be honest, but it gets the job done for now.

So.

Love. Yes, it’s true. We honestly believe that it will be love that brings this city back. But that can’t happen until more of us have a better idea of what love is all about. We need to do a better job of loving one another before we can even consider doing a better job of loving this city. In short, we need to break this down to an individual level, and then to the one plus one equals us level. Once we get a handle on that, once we have a city that is “us” strong, then that’s when we have a strong city.

But if “us” ain’t strong? If “us” ain’t together? The city will reflect our collective weakness. That is our firm belief.

But just as this is the page that love built, this is also meant to be the page that all of you who read and comment on this page can help us to build. In love.

Yes, this is a page about strong relationships and how to build them. But it doesn’t stop there. After all, seems like everybody and their neighbor is publishing something about relationships, right? It’s not like this is a new thing, so why should you bother with what we have to say?

We hope because this is about all of us learning – and sharing – the dynamics of relationship-building with a singular common purpose in mind; a stronger “us” builds a stronger city, and a stronger city builds a better future for all of us.

And no, we are not Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Phil. It’s just us.

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~ by Keith A. Owens on February 24, 2007.

2 Responses to “Love’s Introduction”

  1. This is very nice and informative post. I have bookmarked your site in order to find out your post in the future.

  2. My Kids Day,

    Thanks so much for dropping by, and I’m glad you enjoyed the visit. Hope to see you again soon.

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