I have been Tagged by Millie Thom to take part in ‘What Love is in four words’. The aim is straightforward – describe love in four words. Seems easy enough but, then, you have to ask yourself ‘What is love?’ Thanks to Valentine’s Day, this is somewhat of a hot topic. However, I’m a social constructionist, so I’m very aware of how the emotion has been layered on by societal ideals of the notion of love. Where does the fanciful notions stop and love begin? A question for the ages…
I have never celebrated Valentine’s Day. I don’t see the point. Why make a special effort on one day of the year when you should make that effort everyday? As for flowers? You give me roses and I’m likely to trim the stems, plant them in potatoes, and bury the potatoes in the garden so I can give them a new life as a rose bush. I’m not that kind of romantic. 🙂
I’m supposed to tag 10 others but it’s past three in the morning and I’m supposed to get sleep at some point; so I say to readers – ‘Tag, you’re it!’ (Please drop me a line if you do, I’d like to read.)
…Passion; raw, turbulent, unhinged.
…not blind; accepting, forgiving.
…fighting to understand.
…yearning to be understood.
…Pure, fragile; easily stained.
…mysterious, capricious and inconclusive.
…twinned with hate.
…north; south is indifference.
…kind yet cruel.
…gentle yet callous.
…the fabric of existence.