If this were not a blog, only the final version would have been posted... :sigh: Too much work in progress.
"Love hinders death. Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source."
Leo Tolstoy, "War and Peace", Bk XIII, Chapter 16.