LOVE!

Devotion, Dedication, Yearning, Forever

LOVE! Just the thought of that word evokes a whole gamut of emotions in people, as, for a word containing only four letters, the amount of adjectives that may be derived from it are almost endless.  Devotion, dedication, yearning, forever, marriage, even lust, all come to mind when the topic of love is broached.

What is it about love that makes some relationships and marriages truly last until death do us part, while others seem to melt and fade away in short order.

Love Is As Necessary As Air

But, what is love, as opposed to liking a person?  Can it be assumed that most likely every person, if asked, would give a different interpretation of love? Do men love differently then women, younger people differently then older folks?  What is it about love that makes some relationships and marriages truly last until death do us part, while others seem to melt and fade away in short order.  Some maintain that love is as necessary as air, food, shelter, etc. while others claim they can take it or leave it. While some stay in love for a lifetime, and are proud of it, others just get jaded and seemingly could care less as they mature, most likely people for whom love was not kind.

Some Never Get It, And Some Can’t Get Enough Of It

I once knew a man who, if asked, claimed he had never been in love.  Or, he had never been in the kind of love they write books, movies and songs about.  He would disdainfully claim that, though once married, and in and out of countless relationships, at the end of the day he had really only loved his dog.  While there, of course, is nothing wrong with loving a pet, it seems that this person missed out on one of the greatest gifts ever presented to the human race.  To be loved, and to give love in return, must be a basic tenet of being human.  Some never get it, and some can’t get enough of it.  When the topic turns to matters of the heart, there as many answers as there are people asked.

Maybe It’s Time To Go Out And Look For Love

Quotes such as “the heart is a lonely hunter” or “the heart is an organ of fire” inspire novelists, scriptwriters, lyricists, as well you and me.  In our short time, to have lived and not loved almost seems to have lived a pointless life.  To have missed out on one of the greatest pleasures afforded