Sunday 19 June 2022

Wandsworth Carers Series 2022: 'The Riddle of the Two Lovers' by Bernadette

This piece is part of our 2022 Community Flash Series showcasing new writing by the Wandsworth Carers Centre Writers Group. You can read more about the background to this project in our introduction to this series, find out more about Wandsworth Carers Centre on their website, and find them on Twitter @CarerWandeworth.


The Riddle of the Two Lovers 
by Bernadette

Their love is obvious, even when they are disconnected. Animosity strives when one is empty and yearning for content. When filled with content, the joy they both share can be seen. The toxic dependent nature of their collision is like opposites and similarities attracting.

Any content can bring them together. However, they have no control of the choice. They accept whatever content is given to them by their holder, as long as they can be together to experience the dynamic dimension of their love.

When in contact, their love emotions can be hot and cold. They can keep each other warm as long as the weather and their holder wills. The scenarios of hot emotions transcending to cold shows how they can become a reflection of each other. Just like human mortality and adoption of behaviours.

Such power is bestowed on their holder who controls their love life, location and span. How sad that they have to come to an end someday. They are two lovers that brighten up other lovers lives. They can keep other lovers cosy and conversing. They experience other lover's story and fight for love.

What a privilege to hear and hold on to true stories of love journeys. Unfortunately, the only sound they make is their crackling sound when they come in contact. If only they could speak and share their contribution to every lover's tale. Their merit is often unrecognised and less appreciated considering the unpredictable nature of their holder's mood, love, care, character, lifestyle and taste.

The destiny of the two lovers rests not on their own hands. They cannot choose their holder, their paths for coexisting, winning, failing, flourishing, and their destination.

At the end, their love is bittersweet.
Thank you to the two lovers, teacup and spoon.

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