Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Love Thee-

..& then God created Love...

oh, wait. or is God Love? 
What, what?  What truly IS Love?
Sigh...did you know there are over 6900 living languages that exist, and they all have a translation for the word love, or their most cohesive definition of the elusive word?  I think people spend majority of their lives trying to find it, be it, define it, resent it, obsess about it, heck, write about it, cry, shout, sing and dance...every emotional, irrational, and logical name you want to put it, its been said and done and then some.  
Past to present to future, you cannot run or hide it.
love is power. love is powerful.  damn powerful. 
because we cannot buy it or fake it.. and it makes us feel higher than any man made item created ever. including drugs.
its raw.
love is also soooo completely personal.
your love isn't my love, and the loves i have felt in my history absolutely contain none of your emotions nor stories to parallel. 
Trust Me.
but at the end of the day, we call it love.
Today, I, Vera May, learned how to say "i love you" in Icelandic.
Eg elska tig
(yĕg  l-skä  thĭg)
yes, it is no easy task.
Enough about me...and my random mind blabber, what I am really here to do, is to search high and low...for why and how people feel about the the word love.  is it your culture, is it your history, your future, your God, your past, your dreams, your nightmares, your society, your friends, your parents, your ethnicity, your career, damnit, I want to know why you love Love and why you may also hate it, and why at the end of the day you still need it.
I want to know why you define love the way you do.
Like I said. I know, it is very very personal.
Will our passages align in any way...and will all our journeys, as different as they may be...demystify the very word, LOVE?

The english dictionary carefully simplifies it...

LOVE  [luhv]
noun, verb, loved, lov·ing.–noun
-a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person
-a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, asfor a parent, child, or friend.
-sexual passion or desire.
-a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person;sweetheart.
(used in direct address as a term of endearment, affection,or the like): Would you like to see a movie, love?
-a love affair an intensely amorous incident; amour.
-sexual intercourse; copulation.
-( initial capital letter a personification of sexual affection,as Eros or Cupid.
-affectionate concern for the well-being of others: the love ofone's neighbor.
-strong predilection, enthusiasm, or liking for anything: herlove of books.
-the object or thing so liked: The theater was her great love.
-the benevolent affection of god for His creatures, or the reverent affection due from them to God.
-Chiefly Tennis a score of zero; nothing.
-a word formerly used in communications to represent theletter L.
–verb (used with object)
-to have love or affection for: All her pupils love her.
-to have a profoundly tender, passionate affection for(another person).
-to have a strong liking for; take great pleasure in: to lovemusic.
-to need or require; benefit greatly from: Plants lovesunlight.
-to embrace and kiss (someone), as a lover.
-to have sexual intercourse with.

Vera May says, this is not enough, throw me your insides and shed some light on us fellow lovers.

and to end on a logical note...