Love the One You’re With 1


Love the one you’re with.  I mean really – love the one you’re with but not in the manner of the lyrics from the song, “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with.” by Crosby, Stills & Nash.*  That is opportunistic love.  I’m talking real love.  Committed love.No, I mean, truly love the one you’re with, the one you’ve chosen.  Love her.  Love him.  Just love.  Just love. Just love.

Time = love for children. For adults we need loving actions…love-in-action.

(I will be posting new and previously published posts about love, luv, loovve in honor of my son’s marriage on May 20, 2017.)

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*Love the One You’re
If you’re down and confused
And you don’t remember who you’re talking to
Concentration slips away
Because your baby is so far away
Well there’s a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can’t be with the one you love, honey
Love the one you’re with
You gotta love the one you’re with [Repeat: x3]
Don’t be angry, don’t be sad
Don’t sit crying talking good times you’ve had
Well there’s a girl sitting right next to you
And she’s just waiting for something to do
Well there’s a rose in a fisted glove
And the eagle flies with the dove
And if you can’t be with the one you love, honey
Love the one you’re with
You gotta love the one you’re with
You gotta love the one you’re with
Oh yea oh yea, yea
Lord, love the one you’re with
You gotta

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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