Author Archives: marobbie

Love’s Tragic Life

Over its lifetime, love is always loud and wild. It knows no moderation, and burns bright, hot or icy cold. At its best it is the sunshine in the heart, but its fire keeps burning, even in the heat of … Continue reading

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To Love is…

Love wouldn’t be true if it was given in exchange or expectation of anything in return. To love is to give of yourself freely and generously, not expecting even to be loved in return.    

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For Your Eyes

For your eyes what my heart suffered and what it will, And for love what is left of me and what is gone. I have never been one to let love into my heart, But whoever gazes into your eyes … Continue reading

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Hope Dies Last

I did not make the 100 days mark. Today it has been 98 days since I last saw my beloved Englishman, and I had to see him again when he texted me to have coffee. Over the past few months, … Continue reading

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Then We Take Berlin

I have spoken before about the joy of places. And I still think that some cities can make you fall in love with them while others reject you, make you feel alien, weak or overwhelmed. Of the cities I lived … Continue reading

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Love, I Know What You Are

Though it is hard. All gifts are temporary. I unwillingly surrender this one. And thank you for it. God. Or world. Whoever it was gave it to me, I humbly thank you, and pray that I did right by him, … Continue reading

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Why ?

Why is it, that when I think of my beloved, it feels like my love for him combines all the love I felt for all the boys and men in my life, their past and their present? Why do I … Continue reading

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One Only Needs…

Man braucht nur eine Insel Allein im weiten Meer. Man braucht nur einen Menschen, den aber braucht man sehr. Mascha Kaléko (1907-1975)  Jewish German language poet One only needs an Island Alone in the wide ocean. One only needs one … Continue reading

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An Onscreen Love Story Gets Me

I am spending my holiday with family in Germany. My father is retired and my mother is semi-retired as she only does a few hours a week, helping out a lady who cares for her severely disabled partner. I enjoy … Continue reading

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How to Read a Love Story

In my quest to exorcise the thoughts of my beloved from my mind, I started some months ago to read all the books that he raved about. I thought that once I finished them all, I will finish with him … Continue reading

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