Love is...

6:13 AM

What is love?

I've been asking myself this a lot lately. The word love is so vague, and there isn't just one definition of it, which is maybe why it's one of the best words in the English language. To me, love is unconditionally caring about someone or something. To others, it might mean something else. But how do realize you're loving someone, or in love? When is it platonic or romantic love? This is what I want to know.

There are lots of ways to love someone. Loving someone isn't just kisses and intimacy. It's telling them to put on their seatbelt because you care, late 2am calls to talk about life, bringing them their favorite treat "just because." Love is listening, is patient, is caring. Love is supporting a person even when you don't agree with their decision. It's driving all the way to their flat when they need you, it's giving them time, which the most important thing you can ever give someone. Love is so many things that sometimes there just isn't a definition.

Love is all around, to quote Love Actually. It's missing someone after only a day. Love has no age or time - it just simply exists. It can take a week or years to fall in love. Love is when even when someone breaks up with you, you still care about them. That you'd drop everything if they're in trouble. Love is vulnerably, the ability to open up and share your life. Now that's love.

But love can also be a disease, an addiction. It can consume your thoughts, make your irrational and blind. It can make you go crazy and drown you in sadness. But it also gives you hope, and that's the most important thing.

We all love being loved, in love, and loving others. Love is powerful. But don't let it fool you. It can make you strong, but it can also tear you apart. To me, love is unconditional, it is work. It doesn't always come easily, but the work pays off. These days, we need to spread love. I don't mean being in love with everyone, but loving people, because in the end, love trumps hate. Love brings us together, and for me, that's what love is really all about.

Love always,

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