Love is everything but the question is, “What exactly is love and whatever is everything?”
The search simply begins from here; this peep into literature:
Love is all light in an emotional affair that betrays the principle of mental objectivity. At the same time emotional love of the heart still demands and is entitled to mutual trust – Ken Fash.
Love is the glue that can hold us together and the oil that can keep us from rubbing each other the wrong way – Patrick M. Morley.
Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock – John Barrymore.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise – Samuel Johnson.
Love is the state in which man sees things most decidedly as they are not – F. W. Nietzsche.
Love is the association of two beings for the benefit of one – Countess Nathalie.
Love is a grave mental disease – Plato.
Love is simply a feeling graced in colourations of fire, emotions and illusions – HRL Saka DBOSZ Junior, Before You Love Him/her article in The Lovely Lines of Love collection, RSNC, 2004.
Love is a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection that a loving person demonstrates by his/her actions, even if doing so calls for personal sacrifice – Watch Tower, January 12, 2012.
You can always get someone to love you – even if you have to do it yourself – Thomas L. Masson.
You have got to love what’s lovable and hate what’s hate-able. It takes brains to see the difference – Robert Frost.
To love your self is the beginning of a lifelong romance – Oscar Wilde.
In love, victory goes to the man who runs away – Napoleon, I
Love is like unto the ascent of a high mountain peak. It comes ever nearer to you as you go ever nearer to it – Lao Russell.
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence – H.L. Mencken.
You may disagree with the above but is a precise definition possible?
Love like poetry and many other concepts dear to human life; defy a precise definition with a universal appeal. The reason is simple; love like those concepts means something different to each person who then attempt a definition based on individual experience.
Like the popular story of the elephant and six blind men, each person is talking about love based on the point of contact. The fall out is, we come face to face with so many definitions and explanations that we become confused in the maze. The point is; some of these attempts are saying the same thing in different ways. Thus; some ended up as similar and others contrasting yet saying the same thing.
In a nutshell we are here with something we all claimed to know much about just because we feel and own it but cannot really put words together to effectively capture it. That is saying that a precise definition is not possible but we settle for what satisfies us at that time believing that to be the truth and nothing but the truth.
However, whatever ways you define love; don’t forget to speak love, that gentle word that changes the world. Live love … love in love and if you ask me, we do not even need a precise definition of love but simply do the loving in value … quality and beauty.
L.O.V.E: Only love can bring and establish peace in the world. Love somebody today and make the world a better place – db.
See you in episode 3