Just One is All You Need 2

All you have to find is that one person to love you.  Not thousands, just one.  One who thrills at the thought of you, desires the uniqueness of you, spends precious time with you, lights up at the sight of you, follows the scent of you, and lingers to bond with you. 

Just one love is all you need.

One seems so hard to find when really he/she is only a step away, around the next corner, heading towards you , often within view if not yet in sight.  

Just one person is all you need.

Not unlike a needle in a haystack but actually poised to be found.  Sometimes they are the click of a mouse away.

That special one might sit next to you on your next plane trip or stand across from you on the T or push a cart around the grocery store on the same aisle or is your best friend’s cousin that you’ll meet one day soon but haven’t met yet.

All you need is one.

Just one and you’re done!


Now, the above is pretty complete but then I thought about my oh-so-many women friends (and a couple of men) who are oh-so-tired-of being alone, which made me think up this ditty, which I decided to throw in this blog post for good measure.

Ditty for my tired-of-being-single friends

All straight

Couldn’t get a date


Got dates

Couldn’t get mates.


Stuck in a rut

Getting fed up.


Married one

Bond came undone.


Live and look

Until you get took.


Just one is all

Get ready to fall.

        Candelaria Silva-Collins

        March 2011 

(If you like this post, you might like a previous post, One is the Magic Number.)


About Candelaria Silva

Candelaria Silva-Collins is a marketing, community outreach and programming consultant; writer; and trainer/facilitator who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has designed and facilitated workshops on a wide variety of topics including communication, facilitation, job search skills, team building, and parenting issues. She currently coordinates the Community Membership Program of the Huntington Theatre Company. Her work as Director of ACT Roxbury was profiled in several publications, including The Creative Communities Builders Handbook. Candelaria’s children’s stories, short stories, essays and reviews have been published in local and national publications and she is an active blogger. Her publications include the booklets, Handling Rejection; Pushing through Shyness: Networking Tips when You’re Shy, Slow to Warm Up or Just don’t Feel you Belong; and Real Questions about Sex & Relationships for Teens: A Discussion Guide for Parents. She has served on the boards of Goddard College, Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston Foundation for Architecture, and Discover Roxbury. She is currently Chair, Designators of the Henderson Foundation.

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