It always blows my mind how a man can make intense war with men and yet make indelible love to a woman but this bifurcation makes sense and its necessary. It’s necessary for us to channel our aggression straight into the enemy when it’s needed in times of danger, and it’s necessary to channel love into our lover’s heart when that time comes. We take away her fear and she takes away our pain.
Like two pulses of electric current joined at the hip. Two arcs of invisible fire within two souls. Sometimes we can truly connect and intertwine. We should never see our lover as our foe.
A movie that really captures the strength and gentleness of a warrior, and a character we should all aspire to emulate, is Maximus-Russel Crowe’s character in the movie Gladiator. He is a men amongst men; fearless, powerful, a leader and he is a caring husband and a loving father. There are men like this in our world. Find them and learn from them.
Men are often so quick to study warfare and weapons that deliver the best destruction but they spend little time understanding their lovers. Study them. Find out what moves them. Learn what their needs are. Study them as much as you study the blade, the gun, and all those ways of delivering death. Study love.
Love them completely, refrain from speaking harsh words, honor your vows, be a man and not a boy. Sharpen your weapons for war and dull your tongue when you’re talking to her. Good luck and try to stay off the sofa you fools.
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