Love and the Orders of Love
"Love is the Water, order the ewer
Order gathers together
Order and love are joined together
As a melody interacts with the harmonies
So does love relate to the order
And, as the ear resists dissonance,
Even when it has been explained,
So the soul resists love without
People often treat these orders
As if they were opinions
Which may be adopted or not
And changed at will.
But they are given to us as they are.
They have effects independent of our understanding.
They aren't created, they can only be discovered.
We can only recognize the orders from their effects,
In the same way we are aware of the existence of soul
and consciousness only by their effects upon us."