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August 11th, 2004


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01:24 pm - Definition time:
Here's an interesting question:

What is love?

love (luv) n. 1. A deep, tender feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship or a sense of oneness. 2. A feeling of intense desire and attraction toward a person with whom one is disposed to make a pair; the emotion of sex and romance. 3a. Sexual passion. b. Sexual intercourse. c. A love affair. 4. An intense emotional attachment, as for a pet or treasured object. 5. A person who is the object of deep or intense affection or attraction; beloved. Often used as a term of endearment. 6. An expression of one's affection: Send him my love 7a. A strong predilection or enthusiasm. b.The object of such enthusiasm. 8. Love Mythology Eros or Cupid. 9. often Love Christianity Charity. 10. Sports A zero score in tennis. * v. loved, lov*ing, loves --tr. 1. To feel deep, tender affection and solicitude toward (a person). 2. To feel intense desire and attraction toward (a person). 3. To be emotionally attached to. 4a. To embrace or caress. b. To have sexual intercourse with. 5. To like or desire enthusiastically. 6. Christianity To have charity for. 7. To thrive on; need. --intr. To experience deep affection or intense desire for another. --idioms: for love Out of compassion; with no thought for a reward. for love or money Under any circumstances. Usu. used in negative sentences. for the love of For the sake of; in consideration for. in love 1. Deeply or passionately enamored. 2. Highly or immoderately fond: in love with Japanese cuisine. no love lost No affection; animosity. [ME < OE lufu.]
SYNONYMS love, affection, devotion, fondness These nouns denote feelings of warm personal attachment or strong attraction to another person. Love is the most intense: married for love. Affection is a less ardent and more unvarying feeling of tender regard: parental affection. Devotion is earnest, affectionate dedication and implies selflessness: A leader who inspires devotion. Fondness is strong liking or affection: a fondness for puppies.

It might be ineffible. It might not make sense. It might just be something that we can't figure out.

Still, I like to think that I know what it is. Just wish I could put it into words. . .

How about: "Red hair and black leather: my favourite colour scheme"?

Yeah, that'll work for now.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: "Please Bypass This Heart", -JB

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From:perlgirlju
Date:August 11th, 2004 10:34 am (UTC)
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No fair cribbing from song lyrics. Good song though...
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 11th, 2004 10:39 am (UTC)
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I think it's good enough to steal the lyrics.
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From:smithing_chick
Date:August 11th, 2004 09:46 pm (UTC)

Re: Don't know if this'll help or not

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I'm forbidden from reading that, or so my computer tells me.
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From:liliths_bane
Date:August 11th, 2004 03:08 pm (UTC)
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Love is looking out the window to see you husband help your 15 month old daughter plant a willow tree just for you, and come in the house all muddy for a hug.

Love is having your hand held at three in the morning while you and your partner sleep.

Love is so many things and, I admit, I'm being tres sappy about it. Right now this is love to me.
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From:smithing_chick
Date:August 11th, 2004 09:40 pm (UTC)

Love is the Slug...

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I'll crib song lyrics, too. But I'm feeling less than thrilled on the subject, so I quote Concrete Blonde, who wrote my absolute favorite song on the subject.

"Love is the ghost haunting your head
Love is the killer you thought was your friend
Love is the Beast that will tear our your heart
Hungrily lick it & painfully pick it apart..."

Love is a feeling of deep caring & affection for another person. But it does not make the world go round.

Further thougths on love.....

It dies. It dies very slowly & quietly- so quietly that those not inclined to thinking overly much can go for years not realizing that they've got a cold, putrifying corpse where their heart should be.

It should never be confused with lust.

Giving up everything for love is a wonderful romantic notion. It is also extremely stupid in most cases. Consequences matter much, much more than most people realize until it's too late.

Love does not make everything alright. Being poor is not any better if you're in love at the same time. In fact, you just tend to fight about money a lot.

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From:airthesea
Date:August 11th, 2004 11:52 pm (UTC)
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Stop looking at my website. :-P
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From:chronarchy
Date:August 12th, 2004 06:18 am (UTC)
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*laughs*

I held that opinion before I met you.

But I'll admit that it might seems suspect :)

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