Anonymous said: What is your true love? How do you define it, how does it define you? You have been loved truly by another's definition... have you truly loved another by your own?
What a loaded series of questions! I really appreciate them and I have been chewing on how to answer them ALL day.
“What is your true love?” Initially I wondered why it was not “whom”. I don’t think that love can be classified into a single category. I feel that love is both tangible and intangible and runs on a spectrum. I am truly blessed (and not is some cornball kind of way) to have experienced many types of love.
I have a brilliant family that has truly shown true love to me. Most people don’t get that and I am thankful everyday for it.
I have a wide variety of friends that often cross over and create a different kind of love that is a hybrid of friendship and family.
I have also had love for animals as well as city’s. As my first love I have always believed was and still is Manhattan.
As well as in my miss adventures in dating I have shared exchanges of love. Generally I view most things in my life pretty black and white. However in dating I often feel like things that I thought were love turned out not to be in the end. This is one of the only grey areas.
If I was to attempt to define love it would encompass everything listed above.
True Love is also something that is felt as well as reciprocated in action. In this case it cannot be something that is one-sided but shared and exchanged between two people. I don’t think that you need material things to demonstrate love and the little details that are often over looked and shared through words, touch, feeling’s is the best way to reciprocate.
“You have been loved truly by another’s definition” is a wildly comforting statement. And I am curious as to why you infer such great authority on the matter? What is the definition this is being upheld to?
Sometimes I think that my love to others is a big over the top kind of love, which is how it would define me. I’m horrific at playing games when it comes to matter’s of heart. If I love you, you know it. You can see it in my eyes, in my hand gestures, in my voice, through my words and actions. I don’t think it’s difficult to see. I think this can also be bad thing because it can so easily be misconstrued.
So yes I have truly loved another. Nothing in my life is half hearted and that includes love.
Does this answer your questions?
What prompted you to ask them?