Love Is...

What is love? I'm sure everyone has their own definition, but what's yours? I just started to think about this after singing Mary J. Blige's "What Love Is" in my head. Well you can leave a comment letting me know, but for now, here are what others think:

"Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like a volcano and then subsides and when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part, because this is what love is. Love is not the breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promise of eternal passion, and it is not the desire to mate every minute or every second of the day. That is just being "in love" which any fool can do…Love itself is what's left over when being in love has burned away, and this both an art and a fortunate accident." - Louis De Bernieres

According to singer Chrisette Michele:

Love is kind when the world is cold
Love stays strong when the fight gets old
Love's a shoulder to lean on
Love is you
Love's like the water when the well runs dry
Quench my thirst, keep me alive
Just need once too baby
Love is you
Cause love's my permission to be who I am.
No inhabiitions 'cause you understand.
Freedom to breathe oh baby
Love is you
Love's like a kiss when the sun goes down
Holds me tight when no one's around
Love's what I want to hold on to
Love is you

Love is an energy - it can neither be created
nor destroyed. It just is and always will be,
giving meaning to life and direction to goodness...
Love will never die.
- Bryce Courtney.

Love is too strong a word to say it too early, but it has too
beautiful a meaning to say it too late.
- Kurt Spiteri Cornish.

Beautiful, horrible, magical, terrible.
Reason to laugh and smile.
Reason to cry yourself to sleep at night.
Start a fight. Make up, break up, wrong or right.
Heaven for all this work can
equally be hell on earth.
(And no one really knows anything about it)
But everybody needs it.
We can't life without it.
And that's the way it goes.
Darkest day, brightest night.
Just some other things you might hear if you ask what love feels like.

And it feels like joy, and it feels like pain.
And it feels like sunshine, feels like rain.
An excuse for dying, reason to live.
And if you don't know, that's what love is.
Love is.
-Mary J. Blige "What Love Is"

If you haven't heard or listened to this song, you really should. The lyrics are beautiful.

I love all of these definitions. What is love to you?

Spread love,

t i f f a n y
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  1. DANiE said...:

    Loves that cant eat, cant sleep, reach for the stars over the fence world seres kinda stuff.. right?
    Love doesnt make much sense to me... i guess thats my answer


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