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Saturday, January 22, 2011

What is Love?

Love is the lifeblood of every human being. Without it human race was impossible to be seen on earth or in the universe. It is a strong positive emotion of regard and affection towards the other human being.

So, What is Love?

St. Augustine says, "Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident."

Some people have a different view about love. They believe that love is merely an extra attention sought and given to other human being but without any greed or expectation of payback. They believe that love is friendship set on fire.

John Tarrant supports this view and says,"Attention is the most basic form of love; through it we bless and are blessed."

Same is explained as, "Love is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day." - Nicholas Sparks

But after searching every data and available information, love seems to be the only acceptable and satisfactory reason to the human existence. Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.

A bell is no bell 'till you ring it,
A song is no song 'till you sing it,
And love in your heart
Wasn't put there to stay -
Love isn't love
'Till you give it away'.
Oscar Hammerstein, Sound of Music, "You Are Sixteen (Reprise)"