This is what I’m working on but reading it back it sounds so ick! Definitely in need of more work.
Love, is it a verb, does it still have any real meaning and do you really love making love as much as you love your Mother and your stuffed poodle? I love it, I’d love to go, I love you: what the hell does that mean any more?
When you tell someone you love them does it mean you like them but you really love ice cream with mashed potatoes? Love is overused to the point of being a broken record. Some people say the word far too easily and others can hardly say it at all, unless they’re describing something they love. See what I mean?
I don’t say ‘I love you’ to anther person easily, if at all. But, I do say I love ice cream, cheesecake, road trips, etc. So what does the word really mean? Has it become meaningless?
Can you love someone at first sight? Can you love someone you’ve never met? Or can you only love someone you’ve spent 50 years with, fighting life’s battles together, sharing the best of times and being together in spite of all the little things you just can’t stand about them? Is love a battle field? Is love enduring? Is love a disease? Maybe love needs to be tested before it can be trusted.
When someone says ‘I love you’ you’re supposed to say it back. There’s a lot of pressure to return the words. But, co-erced words don’t count. So it’s pretty risky to say you love someone, first. What if they don’t feel the same way but cave to pressure and in the end you’re the only one in love and they’re just in like. What if they really love peanut butter or red flannel shirts? Is that a list you want to fit into?
Greeting cards deal out love. They’re just words typed on paper, words not spoken. They’re dry and shallow. So easy to mean every word and yet they’re meaningless until spoken with the emotion of face to face. So hard to find a sincere greeting card, one without the mushy words you don’t mean and don’t want to give away so cheaply.
Then there’s making love, is it really just sex or are you making love? Are you using your body to express love you might not even be able to say in words?
Well, must get motivated or at least get dressed and in the car heading for work. I don’t want to go!!!