The word LOVE has such a powerful meaning. You can love so many people so many different ways. You can love someone so much that it hurts to breathe when imagining your life without them. We spend all our lives yearning to be wanted and loved. No matter who you are, you can’t escape the range of emotions that loving someone will put you through.
I’m still trying to figure out what love is. It’s one of those things that no one has a right answer for describing. I do know that when I think of someone that I know is a major part of my life, it hurts to see my life without them. I feel that lump that you get in your throat when you can’t control your emotions. My face begins to turn warm. I can feel a bit of sadness rush through my body and for a brief moment, I’ll feel a pain in my chest and my heart will flutter. I may not have a definition for love, but I know that’s how I know I love someone. Through my busy days and restless nights, moments like that make me stop and realize the power of human emotion.
If you’ve ever seen the movie The Notebook, then you know sweet the ending is. Noah and Allie loved each other into their old age, passing away into the afterlife holding each other’s hand. Although I thought the movie had a beautiful ending, I thought it could never happen in real life. I was proved wrong when recently I read about an Iowa couple that passed away an hour apart as they held hands. After 72 years of marriage, they truly believed in til death do them part.
Love is what little girls dream of, why little boys run from little girls, what we feel for our relatives and what we feel when we know we want to spend a lifetime with someone. Love can make you feel all kinds of ways and although we wish there was a way to control it, you can’t live without it. Long live love and don’t be afraid to love as long as you live.