Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Love is......?

Since everyone and everything around the world are talking about Valentine's Day aka Lovers' day, i thought why not write something about this very frequently and many times very loosely used word.

A GTalk with my good friend Rahul today, led me to these thoughts about love which is written by Rahul's friend on his blog. He wrote:

I feel there are two different aspects.To love someone.And to be loved.It is said "to be loved" is a natural need.And for me , its a need and not love.As long as you want this person or need this person , you dont love her , you love yourself and want "to be loved".Love is not meant to be a selfish thing.Love is much harder and selfless than that.To love is not to wish for someone to be with oneself , but to give up oneself for that someone.Love is not in sharing coconut water on some beach, but in staying thirsty if it helps her.Love is not in her coming to you , but to care for her when you know she would not come to you.

For me , true love is not about the scene with your lady , where white clouds float around your ankles , and a cool breeze flows across the screen , well fed european guys play violins in the background , and you do a salsa with her and kiss her.For me , love's beauty is in being so consumed with it , that you forget your pains and smile , just because she smiled somewhere , aware of your existence no longer.

Love is not about wanting her , but wanting her happiness , with you or without you

These thoughts exactly mirror my feelings about love. I always felt these feelings but never had the guts to put it in writing as i was afraid of being labelled " romantic fool" or "hopeless romantic". It was good to know that i was not the only person who feels this way.
One of friends was surprised when she saw what picture i had chosen in my Visual DNA
(see the post below).

I am no expert in Love and Rahul's friend's thoughts( and mine too) may sound very goody goody and cliche, but i hope this will be my belief till the end and this world does not change me.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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