I am bouncing around like an aerobics instructor at an Elvis Costello concert near Woodstock, the English native is belting out what’s “So funny about peace love and understanding?”
The heart driving beat has the sound of a fast moving train screaming out a clattering rhythm on noisy tracks. Most people look like they are in an exercise class in full motion adjacent to the wide-open Yasgur’s Farm.
The man with thick black glasses is strumming an electric while questioning the concert goers “What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding?”
Well…before we discover what’s so funny about it, it must first be defined.
Peace is self-explanatory.
Understanding is self-explanatory.
Love? Not so simple to define.
Sure love can be funny, just observe two sweethearts walking to setup a picnic blanket while a guy carries a Longberger basket stuffed with goodies, that’s kind of funny. It’s even funnier if he is the one that owns it. Oh, the things we do for love.
What is Love and how do we define it? Love is a noun, love is an action making it also a verb.
Pondering what love is I get out my notebook and jot down 25 things what I think love is.
I cheated and used part of the definition from 1 Corinthians Chapter 13 rather than Mr. Webster’s book.
I like to keep my stories short so I will share the 25 things in future writings and I will start with two of the attributes of love today.
1.Love is patient.
2.Love is kind.
Discussing these items with a close friend over a lakeside dinner, he said “Yes Tim, with you people must be patient.”
We both laughed and that is what’s so funny about peace, love and understanding.