It’s the April rose
That only grows in the early spring
Love is nature’s way of giving
A reason to be living
The golden crown that makes a man a king
Once on a high and windy hill
In the morning mist
Two lovers kissed
And the world stood still
Then your fingers touched
My silent heart and taught it how to sing
Yes, true love’s
A many splendored thing
These are the famous words written by Paul Frances Webster as they depict the song and movie that was released in 1955 and featuring William Holden and Jennifer Jones, “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing,” a wonderful movie. They were used to describe, the actual feeling of love. Well, there are many other words that are also used to describe this word, love. Words like adulation, affection, amorousness, amor, ardor, attachment, crush, delight, devoutness, devotion, emotion, fidelity, fervor, flame, fondness, friendship, infatuation, like, passion, piety, rapture, yearning, lust and of course, worship. And still there are many, many others.
But what is love really, besides an emotion of a strong affection and personal attachment, and a virtue representing all human kindness, compassion and affection? Is there such a thing as “True Love” or even “Love at First Site? ” And, what happens when you love someone, but don’t like them? Or, you just, like them, but can’t find it within yourself to love them, but they want more? Or even worse, you love someone, and they won’t love you back? That one is called “unrequited love.” But are these words true? Is it really that easy to love someone? Is it really the reason to live? Why do people fall out of love? And why do people feel like abuse is a part of love? And what is the difference between love, and lust. And if it is a commandment, then how can we love the unlovable?
All these questions have been asked of me. And since this is Valentine’s Day weekend swiftly we thought we’d take a few moments to hear from you. We want your love stories. And your solutions or answers to these questions.
Now, you tell us. What do YOU think love is?