Monday, May 12, 2014

What is love?

Before anything else, uh, I was actually planning on posting something related to Mother's day as post celebration (and also, to put up some pictures of my handmade gift for my mom. haha. callmepretentious) and while I was on my draft yesterday... I couldn't get the right words to express .. what I wanted to express and it just.. didn't do it for me so that didn't happen.

But this update will be something different.. and still worth it (I think) ☺

I was reading a wattpad story entitled 'My Tag Boyfriend' (I recommend you read it too, no kidding, it is the lol). Yea, and while I was reading chapter 27, and, I won't go all detailed so all the future readers of the story won't feel pissed when they do read it, I suddenly felt.. inspired with the speech she got on about 'what is love'. Her answer upon the mentioned question made an awful lot of sense. It was truly one of those moments that could sum it up to this one word: epiphany.
I had an epiphany. (haha that's the first time I had those)
It was an epiphany because in all honesty, I could go on and on about what love for me is and I think what could testify to that would be the drafts that I have on my old cellphone - I wrote all this things about love in a speech-like manner where it may seem crazy but in a way it's like I'm explaining to somebody what love really is. But I'm afraid of posting it online because it actually... kinda doesn't make sense. you know, like those moments when what you're writing or doing may have seemed right at the moment but when it's done, it just.. wasn't. It was actually not okay. That.. that's the disaster my drafts underwent.
But after my epiphany (gosh that sounds weird), I finally found my best yet explanation no description tsk no, definition of love. For me, that is.
& hopefully, you guys would agree. It isn't that well constructed but... here you go.
What is love?
Love is such a used word. It becomes this relative term that binds people... but it can't be... described... or defined with only a simple statement... but I guess..
Love is everything and... nothing.
Love is nothing because... you can't see it. It’s something that could be associated with the discussion of God. God and love... you can't hold it with your hands or see it with your eyes.. Love is.. it's an emotion. Love is a reactant. Love is the dopamine and euphoria stimulated in your system... It’s a chemical cocktail inside your brain… but it cannot be touched or held... love is like an empty space, no, it's not even that, love is... just a void. Love is nothing that can be seen… It’s nothing but, at the same time, it's everything.
I mean.. well, love is the reason you wake up in the morning, the reason you go to your job, the reason you go to school, or go home. It’s the reason why people do all the things that they do. Love is what moves people… inspires them, motivates them, but also crushes them.. Every person in the universe is controlled by love, whether it be because of happiness, jealousy, anger, or coldness, love is the reason behind all these.
Love is like floating on cloud 9.
or getting hit by a car.
or feeling butterflies in your stomach.
or ...wanting something that you can't have & feeling stuck...
Love is.. an odd mix of childishness and maturity.
Love is a whole new universe in a child's hand.
Love is a tiny seed sprouting its' wings and turning into something entirely... wholesome and evil.
It is love that makes us push away a person.. and yet be selfish and possessive.
Love is gaining something and then losing another..
Love is... more than just a word. Love is more than the scope of 'everything'... but for lack of a better word, i guess, love is everything but it is also nothing.

I don't know if I made any sense with this but... for me, it did. For now it's enough. I haven't found that grand love of my life yet (ugh, ew, if I ever do find him I won't call him that haha) but like I said earlier, it is the best yet definition for me... ask me 10 years from now what I think love is. Let's see what I'll say about that.
Soon enough, Harriet A


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    1. Thank you! Somebody actually read this. Thanks ♥

      will check it out :)