Saw an interesting news snippet today. It's not earthshaking stuff, but it's one of those stories that brings out the tenderness in you. It makes you realise how pure, steady and and life-long true love can be, even as you hobble into the 90th decade of your life.
It's a sweet love story. You might like to view some of it here.
Love and hate seem to be juxtaposed neighbors, wherever you look. It would make it so much easier for the whole world if everyone knew how to keep love, instead of letting it dwindle and float away. That's what seems to let the hate take over. You'd think knowing how precious it is people would take care to nurture and protect all love that comes their way.
One of the most extraordinary things about love is the inability to define it. After all, it’s been with us since our own birth, and for many centuries before that. You'd think some bright spark would have been able to analyse it by now? But no, there are a couple of academic papers on half hearted attempts to do so. Seems like it's just indefinable.
Love and hate
So it seems like a good word, in view of world affairs at this time.
There's not much love left in the hearts of those who kill thousands, millions of others, as is happening in North Africa. A drought of it too in the hearts of dictators who feather their own nests, while starving their people. But in the hearts of those who suffer and flee persecution, love for themselves and each other still shines like a beacon.
You feel sometimes if people could actually crack the code of love, and truly understand it, there might be a chance for world survival. But it is without question one of the great mysteries of life.
Why does love turn to hate in so many relationships? It does really seem love can't stay without attention being paid to keeping it. It's worth tending. You can’t see it, but you can feel it, and you can suffer enormous pain when it leaves.
Some things about love
- All babies need love. Without it they can die.
- There are many instances of animals feeling love, and giving love.
- Lust is easily confused as love, but it seems to be a relatively small part of the feeling, according to stats of relationship break ups.
- You cannot measure love. It's hard to measure something that isn't defined.
Sometimes that demonstration of love makes someone else try to do the same, but it's not guaranteed. Love itself remains a mysterious force.
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