In preparation for our national observance of Love, I thought I would share some helpful references.
- “You are the love of my life.”
- “I am the Love that dare not speak its name“, Lord Alfred Douglas, in his poem, Two Loves, 1896
- “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Love Story, film, 1970
- “I want your love. Love, love, love. I want your love.” Lady Gaga, Bad Romance, 2009
Love, verb, transitive,
- “I love you.”
- “I LOVE what you’ve done with your hair!”
- “Find it. Love it. Buy it for less”, Loehmann’s discount department store
Love, term of endearment,
- “’ello, luv”, spoken by any Mod from the British invasion of the 1960’s. I recall that my Uncle Bill adopted this phrase. He also wore Argyle socks, which, I believe, stirred my incipient love of plaid. Oh, there’s that word, “love”, again.
- var, “Lovey”, Thurston Howell, III, Gilligan’s Island, TV show, mid-1960’s. If you try this at home, best to say with clenched jaw, teeth narrowly apart.
(And, a favorite of mine…)
Love, a state or condition,
- “I am in love with Alan.”, Paul Kimmerling, 2011
Love and gratitude go together.
Tell the people you love that you love them.
Thank the world for its beauty.
Express gratitude for the bounteous food put before you.
Wish the cashier a wonderful day.
And, love can be an action, not just a transitive verb.
Act as if your heart were the biggest part of your body.
As if love were unlimited.
As if everyone deserved it from you, even if you feel differently.
As if you deserved it, for you do.
Just for today.
Then try it again tomorrow.