Friday, 21 November 2014


What is love? This looks a simple query. Is it that simple? All of us talk a lot about love, read a lot about love, and use the word love so carelessly. What is love? Think for a minute? What is love? Is it a relationship? Is it an emotion? What is it?

Let us explore together. Let us first examine what it means to fall in love, or what happens to a lover who falls in love. Then they can carryover on from there. A glance at the face, and you can detect if anyone is in love? The eyes look dreamy, the smirk comes on lots of times, sometimes you will listen to a laugh, all while the lover is alone. It may be some recollection of days gone by. Or you will observe the excitement of meeting the beloved. The work is done fast, or postponed, eyes shine bright and look excited thinking of the time ahead, the pulse visibly goes up, and the walk is fast, in a rush to meet the beloved. To meet, share and walk hand in hand. Why? Love. But what is love?

Ask anyone to explain, and you will get an answer such as he/she is dearest to my heart. I feel heavenly. He/she is absolutely great. They cannot think of life without each other. If anything happens to my beloved, I will die. Oh, I feel so lovely when I am with my partner, I cannot describe. Oh, love my partner so much, it hurts.You will listen to all these and lots of more such rambling answers. But nothing specific about what exactly is love. Is this making sense?

Let me try answering this query. Love is an emotion that binds person to another in a relationship that cannot be described. Lovers are worried only about making their beloved happy. Those in deep love cannot stay away even for a small time. They are prepared to forget and sacrifice most of their other relationships for the sake of their love. They are prepared to die for each other, and history tells us that sometimes it happens. Love is an emotional relationship that can seldom be described, but can only be experienced. Try explaining the taste of sugar, to anyone who has seldom tasted anything sweet. You will seldom be able to do it. For that the other person has to eat sugar. Similarly, love can seldom be explained. One has to fall in love to know of its bliss. Please, do so at the earliest opportunity.

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