It’s a feeling with a million adjectives to describe emotions we are still learning. So how do you really know when it’s love?
Webster’s dictionary defines love as; an intense feeling of deep emotion…okay. While that’s a simple definition I stumbled upon a lot of definitions by some very interesting people.
-A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved. – Kurt Vonnegurt
-Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. – James Baldwin
-Nothing is mysterious. no human relation. Except love. – Susan Sontag
-Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.
-What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
-Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
-Love is like a fever which comes and goes quite independently of the will…there are no age limits for love. – Stendhal 1882
-To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. – C.S. Lewis
-Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby – awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess. – Lemony Snicket
-Love is like coming home – Unknown
-Love is the very difficult understanding that something other than yourself is real. – Iris Murdoch
-Love is when your soul lights up just thinking about someone. You see something that reminds you of them and it makes your day. Things go wrong, its true, but when things go right, its majestic. – Unknown
-Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. – Bertrand Russell
-Real love is when both people think they are getting the better half of the deal. – Simon Sinek
-It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. – Agatha Christie
-Someone you CARE about more than anything
-Sincere loyalty, affection, and care bestowed without obligation
-A neurological bath of pleasure chemicals
-Mutual passion and understanding
There are many many more. But I’ll stop there and wonder what your definition of love it:)