It was night. My oldest honey bunny and I were lying in our back grass, looking up as the world slowly turned the clusters of gleaming stars in the night heights. I could hear my daughter sigh near my left ear.
“Daddy,” she said in a Tribble’s twirr, “what makes the world go around?”
“So, you want to know about love, huh?” I answered
After a quick, quiet pause, she countered in her lowing, four year old voice, “No, I just asked what makes the world turn.”
With halted everything, I mooned a stare at the far gargantuan light-beings spread out at the upper end of my world, then after a lengthy determined hold, I finally let my catch-moment out: “I see….” I said.
Thirty-six years later:
And I’m lying on my back under my covers next to my lover of years, staring up at His universe of expanding virtual particles.
In a clear, thought-like voice, I ask, “Daddy, how do you make the world go around?”
He answers, “Oh, so you want to know about love, huh?”
“Yes, I just want to know everything it does… Everything!”
When he created his pause, I’m quite sure he stared far, far into the eternal limits of a God’s love, and back around again to our relationship, before he let his infinite pleasure out: “I see….” I heard him say.
[Love: the biggest word in the universe with the deepest senses of meanings. The word with the most meanings in English is the verb 'set', with 430 senses listed in the Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, published in 1989. The word commands the longest entry in the dictionary at 60,000 words, or 326,000 characters. —Guinnessworldrecords.com.]