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I Now Know What Love Is

Listening to the song 'I wanna know what love is' (yes, the 80's song and yes, I'm THAT old), it makes me think back about all those times when I was a teen asking the same question. I mean, it's inevitable. Everyone's done that....haven't you?

Just like all other teens and young adults, we equate LOVE with...ahem, the opposite sex...and sex. Please tTell me I'm not alone in this. =)

Love is when you have someone in your arms and someone buying you jewelery. Love happened when you want to sleep with that person over and over again, expecting the same passion to be as fiery (scoff!) as it was in the beginning. That was love in the eyes of a teenager.

I blame Hollywood and TVB series for that view. I mean, that's ALL they tell you! You sacrifice yourself for love, you don't mind waiting for someone to love you back for love, you can change a bad person into a good one with love.

While some of that remains to be true but you want to know what I think love is now?

Love is when you love your family and accept your friends. Love is when you love humankind despite how screwed up they are. Love is when you love everything that you have and appreciate them. Love is love for Mother Earth. Love is when you know you are broke but have your kids. Love is when you have such deep respect for some people because they motivate you. Love is when you get love back from people you've never met before. Love is when you know your work is helping someone else.

I mean, love is such a HUGE thing! It's not just sex.

Love, love, love. Damn, I'm so in love with everything today. =)

In case, I die tomorrow of an untimely death, I love you too...whoever you are!

p.s. The meds from my shrink are STRONG, I'm telling ya.

I'M KIDDING, ALRIGHT?!! Geez, sense of humor, please....


Jun Cheong said…
Love is life most beautiful mystery.It often comes as a surprise,filling the heart with sudden joy,selfless and giving.Love places the happiness of another before one's own.It inspires with its passion,nurture with it's generosity and enriches with it's spirit.There is no limit to it's magic.LOVE IS ETERNAL.
Marsha Maung said…
wow, Jun, even more beautifully written. it IS eternal =)

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