Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish, if you want to know more about it, you can just click on the name! Because Valentine’s Day is so close we get a freebie and quite frankly I hate those. It’s way easier, like really, WAY EASIER to just follow a given topic or theme. However, I did fire up my brain cells and came up with an idea. What exactly is love? What do the bookish realms say about it? I found some quotes that might shed some light on the topic! This is going to be a little different than a ranking though, because I wouldn’t know how to do that (and I might need more than 10).
So, first things first. Not everything is love. Sometimes we just like the idea of a person and that can cloud the judgement of our own feelings. So, always keep that in mind I guess.
Also important to remember: there are so many kinds of love! Motherly love, platonic love, love love. You name it, it probably exists! All types of love are therefore valid. But enough about this, how is love supposed to feel?
Okay, wow! That’s a nice image. But doesn’t that just mean that you are smitten with someone? How do you know it is love?
Quite the strong feeling then, huh? Rearranging the whole world for another human being seems extreme, but maybe it’s possible. It’s such a big promise though …
Good, I am going to shut up now! So, if it’s love you are going to move mountains, I get it! Still, it baffles me a little. I am far from perfect and so are other people, yet we still create this unbreakable bond with them.
So, that’s it then! We love each other despite our faults and mistakes. If it’s true love, we can overcome even that!
Wait, now you have me confused! I thought love was everything and now you are telling me that it can be difficult too? Ugh, why is love so complicated?
That means love is commitment then? It’s a choice to stay with each other and to work together to make it work?
So, not leaving is a really important part then. But what about long distance relationships? They are not all doomed to fail, right?
Okay, if it’s from the pen of the King of Romance Nicholas Sparks, I will trust his opinion. Even though it does sort of make me wonder if it has anything to do with the first quote about being in love with the idea of someone ….
That’s a nice note. Since there are so many different kinds of love, we shouldn’t ever run out of it. I am going to freely interpret this now. There isn’t one true love, there are many true loves and we are always capable of loving again, even if we just lost someone who was really important to us. But finally there is one thing to remember:
Sometimes love isn’t requited in the same way that we are willing to give it and that’s okay too. You can’t make someone love you, but you can be sure that there is someone out there for you! You just have to find them!
That’s it – my very unconventional TTT! I’ve learned a lot about love today. What do you think? What did you come up with for the freebie assignement?