Word of the Day
– a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
– a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection,
as for a parent, child, or friend.
– sexual passion or desire.
There are so many definitions (hearsay) of this word and in the modern world it is loosely thrown around like an everyday term for an immense like of objects etc. Now I am not saying that a person cannot love an object, place or anything for that matter but it would be nice if people really understood what it meant. This is true for most of the OED, people will use words to placate a person when they have dug a hole so deep they find it near impossible to return to the start point. You also have words that are used by individuals because they think they sound clever – this is not the case. I would much rather listen to someone with a very basic vocabulary than someone who bolsters their otherwise poor understanding of their mother tongue just to sound clever.
Love to me is a tender emotion shared between two individuals, objects, maybe even an individual and an object or animal (you get the picture). A bond that is not easily broken but repaired with a flick of the wrist when other things put it in jeopardy. As it is said at a wedding by the priest ‘What god has joined together, let no man put asunder’. Please do not let this lead into a debate about religion as it was just an example but there is a point. If two people are in love by choice, why try to force that love to tear apart. There are religious cultures that believe in other ways forward and they have every right.
So what do YOU think love is?