L is for Love
Love is a tricky word, isn’t it? We all love lots of things…and lots of people, too, don’t we? Yes, we love our favorite television programs and our favorite music, hobbies, foods and more. We love our friends and our families, too, but that’s not the kind of love I want to talk about here. No I want to talk about “LOVE.”
Now, I’ve always been a big believer in the two “love” terms: when you love someone, as in a partner, and when you’re “in love” with someone. They definitely both exist and they’re definitely different from one another.
So what is “loving” someone?
When you love someone, there’s a deep, genuine care for the other person. Whether or not there’s any romanticism involved, the love is something that evolves over time as two people learn and grow together through all sorts of times, good, bad and in between. I think that love is what most long-term relationships are made of. The comfort of knowing your partner intimately and the familiarity of having survived trials and tribulations together, as well as happy times, makes you develop the kind of bond that is love. Unfortunately, sometimes that’s not enough for some people, people who dare to dream of being “in love” for forever and a day.
Being “in love”
Being in love with someone is sort of like an intense infatuation. When you’re in love with another person, you think about them constantly, your smile brightens up a room with any thought of that person, and you’d do just about anything to make them happy. It hurts to be separated from them. I believe that many relationships start out with the two partners being “in love,” but unfortunately that love fades in time with many of them. In the better of these times, the deeper, shared love develops and true happiness can endure, but other times the lost love may lead the relationship to fall apart.
It’s even worse when being “in love” is not reciprocated. These situations can only lead to a lot of hurt, and that’s never a good thing. One thing is for sure, and that love is an enigma. There’s no one way to determine who you’re going to love or who will love you back. It’s one of those frustrating mysteries of life that will probably never be uncovered. Love is one of the most magnificent, scary, precarious, and puzzling things about life and yet without ever experiencing it at least once, you’re surely missing out!
Now here's a song about being in love....
All the lovers, that have gone before
They don't compare...to you!