366 Days of Writing Prompts – Day 132
I want to know what love is
We each have many types of love relationships — parents,
children, spouses, friends. And they’re not always with people;
you may love an animal, or a place. Is there a single idea
or definition that runs through all the varieties of “love”?
Lordy, these prompts are getting more and more bizarre!
I think many people equate the word ‘love’ with an emotion. Love is a verb that means a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person, place, thing, etc. Many confuse love with the emotions it invokes – desire, need, want, lust, sadness, and even hatred. By allowing the emotion to overshadow the true meaning of love, then love itself becomes a power tool by some and abused by many. That’s not to say that love is always used as a tool or abused, but it can be. It is also romanticized and as such, expectations are placed upon it and the object of affection. I feel strongly that we humans cannot show genuine unconditional love because it is a love without expectations. And unfortunately, we humans always expect something. Still, I suppose it would be a wonderful goal to work toward should one care to embark upon such a goal.
And because I just must with that prompt title, here is Foreigner for your listening pleasure:
How about you, dear readers? What’s your ideas about love? Share your thoughts with me in comments.