Monday, October 12, 2009

True Love

Have you ever fallen in love?

It's a question asked too many times by too many people who might have never tasted the sweetness, or the bitterness of falling in love. Shakespeare believes that 'the course of love never proved to be smooth' yet he believed that 'it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all' and do the question is whether love is a pumping spring of passion from one's heart or a mutual bond created between two individuals through trust.

It seems that the former approach is quite subjective in nature, and its followers believe that love can be a one way street from one's heart to someone whom they are in love with no matter if the beloved loves back or not. Nevertheless, the latter approach, being a very objective and at the same time quite realistic approach to the nature of love, believes that love is more of a two-way street where both parties share the same feelings towards one another and it is mostly built rather than discovered. It is a bond that is created through time and is built out of trust and becomes stronger and stronger as time passes.

However, one can never be too ignorant to know that throughout the history of literature we have seen and read poems, where poets, playwrights and novelists display the notion of love in the most bizarre and unique essence being a mysterious feeling that creates much uncontrollable passion, and anxiety that could even lead one to sacrifice oneself in the course of love. We have seen love and lust being illustrated quite interchangeably and we have seen love hurt us as much as save us from the solitude and the darkness of our loneliness. We have seen the metaphor of love in blazing flames, and snake eyes to cupid arrows. 

So, how do you see love? Is it something genuinely good? or could it prove evil as well. Depending on the context, and the situation, could love be used to create life and inspire hope? or is it mostly abused by those who claim that their beauty can buy them love? Could love be bought? Have you ever bought love?

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