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Old 04-04-2004, 09:45 PM   #1
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What is love?

What is Love?? My sophomore class is just starting romeo and juliet and we recieved an essay assignment to address the topic: "What is Love?"

I know what I'm going to write about (actually it's already written and due thursday, yes i know i'm a COA)
i was thinking, 'hey, what a good topic for interference. to see people's original thoughts on what is love.'

go ahead rip off other people's stuff if that's how you feel, but i was wondering what people, many of which are older and wiser think about this?

so i ask you all,
"What is Love?"

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Old 04-04-2004, 09:50 PM   #2
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I think it's impossible to define it, so I really glad I don't have that assignment.

I think that people need to say "I love you" more often though. People claim that that phrase is tossed around too much, but I don't think it's used enough. I say "I love you" to those who are close to me...end my phone calls with it...say goodbye with it. People so often think of love as just being between two significant others, but that is just one kind of love.

I have tons of love for so many people.

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Old 04-04-2004, 09:54 PM   #3
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Love is patient and kind.
Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.
Love does not demand its own way.
Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged.
It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

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Old 04-05-2004, 01:25 AM   #4
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I see you have read Chap 13 of 1st of Corinthians

As for myself I could go on forever.
Love pulls you in every direction. It's a contradiction. It is the most exhilirating joy one minute and your deepest sorrow the next. Love is what we do not understand; love needs no explanation. Love is what you feel when you canít feel anything else. Love makes you do crazy things. Love makes you feel alive. Love is irreplaceable. Love doesn't ask for permission. Love cannot be forced upon, love does not need to be forced upon. Love makes you forget everything elseÖsometimes including yourself. Love can make you beg for the smallest things. Love must more often than not end in heartbreak...

Love is blindness.

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Old 04-05-2004, 04:17 AM   #5
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how much I adore (and have spent) U2, now that is love, baby!!!!!

no seriously, I remember when I first saw a rendition of Romeo and Juliet I thought that it was a great definition of love. To be that in love with someone where you would rather not live than be without them, well I could only wish to be that in love with someone and most importantly for it to be reciprocated.........

three words I think sums it up to me,

love is subjective
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Old 04-05-2004, 05:04 AM   #6
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Love is dashing out to the shops in the night to buy your pregnant wife plums because she needs plums NOW.

Love is teaching your child how to play Pat A Cake over and over and over despite the fact the child does not have the coordination to play.
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Old 04-05-2004, 05:13 AM   #7
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to love is the easiest thing ever

to be in love can be the hardest thing ever

to make love can be the most beautiful thing ever

love is accepting another persons beauty
and accepting your own beauty through someone else
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Old 04-05-2004, 05:38 AM   #8
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Oh Salome, I like that

Well if the ole Corinthian wedding reading is going to be quoted we may as well throw in a non Christian wedding reading as well.

By Kahlil Gibran from The Prophet

You were born together,
and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white
wings of death scatter your days.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another,
but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between
the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous,
But let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone
Though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow
not in each other's shadow

(The bold bit is my favourite bit)
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Old 04-05-2004, 07:35 AM   #9
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Oh Beli that is beautiful! I've heard those last 2 lines before but not the entire thing. Very beautiful.

Originally posted by BrownEyedBoy

Love pulls you in every direction. It's a contradiction. It is the most exhilirating joy one minute and your deepest sorrow the next. Love is what we do not understand; love needs no explanation.
I really have to agree with BrownEyedBoy here.

To me Love is the most beautiful and responsible thing a person can have in his or her life. Everyone's stated it very eloquently here, so I'll just keep agreeing rather than add my fumbling thoughts.

Actually I'll throw in the last stanza of one of Maya Angelou's poems:

"Love costs all we are
and will ever be.
Yet it is only love
which sets us free."

-Maya Angelou
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Love is not a feeling, but a choice. One of self-sacrifice for another.
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Love is the greatest thing in the world.
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love is blindness
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Old 04-05-2004, 12:44 PM   #13
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Now I've got that freaking "what is looooooove anyway" song stuck in my head.
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Old 04-05-2004, 12:51 PM   #14
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Acording to Ryan Adams, Love is Hell.
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love is big, is bigger than us

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