Reading Love and Lifesense

Dec 30, 2002 16:21 # 7423

andromacha *** wants to know...

What is love?

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Amor Aeternus

Wealth and dominion fade into the mass
Of the great sea of human right and wrong,
When once from our possession they must pass;
But love, though misdirect, is among
The things which are immortal, and surpass
All that frail stuff which will be -- or which was.

[Percy Shelley]

This poem makes me reflect on the meaning and on the power of love. Also, it makes me reflect on the decaying of the values of the society we live in. It is so easy now to "fall in love" and to break up nowadays. It is so easy to be so in love with someone for a long time and meet someone else who can spoil completely our previous relationship, and for what?... maybe just for sex. I think that only a few persons leave their partners because they have actually met the love of their life. I think that maybe they just want new experiences, but that has nothing to do with love.

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Dec 30, 2002 17:52 # 7426

gentledeepwaters *** replies...

Re: What is love?

I think you are right.

I think it is a type of "laziness" if you will. Or an addiction to that first fresh bloom of attraction. Sometimes I wonder if it is the stressors of this world, also. Priorities of work....even of play, if you are very committed to a very interesting and fulfilling one. I don't know.

quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Dec 30, 2002 20:30 # 7427

Hawkeye *** replies...

Re: What is love?

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There is an actual high associated with being in love. There is no denying it, because anyone who has been in love knows this. There are some people which soley get into a relationship for this high and for no other reason. They don't realize what they are doing. To them, they are falling in love all over again. Unfortunately when they lose this high, they are no longer "in love" with his or her partner.

Love evolves through time. I look at my parents (or anybody's parents for that matter), and they aren't very physical. They talk like very good friends (friends who fight sometimes, but nonetheless friends). So love must evolve. So when does this change take place? Is this something to anticipate?

I think this is the main reason people breakup within the first year of marriage. However I certainly don't have the answers. There are many more questions than answers when it comes to love. Love may be blind, but I didn't know it was so gosh darn hard to see as well.

If the world should blow itself up,the last audible voice would be an expert saying it can't be done

This post was edited by Hawkeye on Dec 31, 2002.

Mar 03, 2003 07:15 # 9155

khazar * replies...

Re: What is love?

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I don't know. I told myself that I would know it if I got there, but does that mean that my current relationship (5 mo's on Friday) is pointless?
Maybe this is as good as it gets. To talk for hours - to count the days - to spend waking hours with thoughts of her. It is not like we do anything particularly special. We care for each other. But it still seems like there should be more.
Maybe love consists of caring for someone enough to share your dreams and hopes - and to fulfil them.
Who knows? Those who have it (or delude themselves that it is so) can't explain, and those who hope for more cannot either.
[Sorry for such a disjointed post, but it is hard to say something sensible about such a personally confusing topic.]

you can come to terms and realize, you're the only one who cannot forgive yourself -Pearl Jam


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