“True love Is your soul’s recognition of its counterpoint in another.”
Sounds profound, doesn’t it? Then, in the movie, Owen admits he’d seen that on a bumper sticker.
When I Googled True Love, I came up with over 4 million responses. Not surprising. Love is what makes the world go around. Love is the most universal emotion. This is what I tell people who don’t ‘get’ romance novels.
So what, I ponder, is true love?
For me, it’s to love someone more than you love yourself. It’s sacrifice and compromise, and turning the other cheek when necessary. Some love is unconditional. But I associate that more with the love a parent has for a child or grandchild.
True love between a man and a woman can be simple in nature. It’s less profound and more practical.
True love means always having to say you’re sorry! (Sorry- Ryan O’Neal got it wrong)
True love means you go see, The Dark Knight because you know he’ll enjoy it, when you’re really dying to see Momma Mia.
True love means a kiss good-bye in the morning and kiss hello when he comes home. And for me, it’s the “good dinner” kiss I get after I make a meal- burnt, late, tasteless or not.
True love means loving him wildly even though he’s never read one of your books all the way through.
To be fair, true love means dragging him to every single historical museum while vacationing, without one complaint on his part.
In Biblical terms:
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.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning:
(one of my favorites)
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
Famous Love Quotes:
Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All mankind loves a lover.
Love cannot save you from your own fate.
Top Ten Movies about Love and Romance:
Pretty Woman (1990)
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Four Weddings and A Funeral (1994)
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Working Girl (1988)
A Room With a View (1986)
Sliding Doors (1998)
Life is Beautiful (1998)
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