“That love is all there is, is all we know of love,” said Emily Dickinson. But often, I have wanted to know more of love:
What is love really all about? Is there such a thing as unconditional love? What does this emotion/condition mean to different people, at different stages in their lives?
I asked a few people I met to tell me their thoughts on this elusive emotion. Here’s what they said:
Somebody said, when you look at your sleeping child with eyes full of feeling, that’s love. Meaning, love that exists when no one is looking…that seems to me a pretty good way to describe true love. – Ajay, 33, management consultant.
Love is what makes you feel wonderfully secure and terribly insecure. – Amit, 32, entrepreneur.
To love is to open yourself to the world. When you open yourself up, you are able to give. And when you give, you receive. – Anna Zegna, Image Director of the Zegna Group
Love is – to want to do things for the person you love, to think of the person with a smile even when he/she is not around – to feel a tug in your heart when you think of the loved one. – Shirin, 44, Advocate
I would love to hear your feelings and realizations about love. Do share!