Over the weekend, for no reason in particular, I was thinking about the story of Robin Hood, and his lady love Maid Marian. In the Disney animated movie, toward the end, there’s a character that shouts, “Love, conquers all.”
We all know that not every story has a happy ending.
But love, in all its many various forms, does have a lot of power. Even if it can’t defeat things like death and destruction, natural disasters and disease, when it comes to the human condition, could love really, really solve all the world’s problems?
Take my theme from last week’s posts. Can love really make better the life of a child whose heart has been broken? Or an adult for that matter? Can love really move mountains?
Call me an optimist, but I believe it can. When there are no other choices, no other options for salvation, love finds a way. Yes, I am a romantic, and a dreamer and all that. It’s entirely possible that I’m biased. So I’m asking you. Do you believe love is the answer to all of the most important questions? All the worst problems? And what makes you believe one way or another?