20060209 Reflection journal on Love in Twelfth Night.

The word Love is from Old English lufu, connected with Sanskrit lubh, ‘to desire’ and Latin lubere, ‘to please’.

Dictionary’s definition of love:
Love is a strong liking for someone. It’s a strong passionate affection for another person.


Biblical definition of love: 1 Corithians
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things; believes all things; hopes all things; endures all things.
Sonnet XLIII, from the Portuguese.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning – 1806-1861

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, -I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! – and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.




I wonder a lot what it is to love someone unconditionally, that everything of that person is appreciated by you, even his bad habits. Love knows no boundaries. As simple and pure it may seem, this four-letter word is often the undoing of many. Through a moment’s of blind mesmerized folly, we often get led to doing things we would no usually do. Such is the power of love, the only power effective against the world’s greatest hero. Love is blind, how true, for everyone gets an equal standing in the matters of the heart. Yet, love is also as unfair as it is fair. The one who gets the hand of the bride, gets the whole deal. However, most important is the journey of love. We get to feel the bliss of loving and to be loved.`


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