Love is...

READERS’ VIEWS - Henry L. Yu, M.D. (The Freeman) - February 15, 2013 - 12:00am

Each year on Valentines Season, we pause and ponder on the swiftly gliding years. We smile at the thought of the way we were, of the memories of our love (first love, puppy love, blind love, rebound love, true love, etc.).

Yes, the thought of Valentines always brings back the memories of our dreams, of the times in our life when we were young and so much in love with that special someone. Oh, that stage in life when everything seems up, up, and away. Oh, what a wonderful feeling it is to love and be loved!

Much as there are so many songs about love, there are also so many definitions of love. So, what is love?

Ah… Love is when...

... you smile at the thought of that someone loving you just the way you are.

... you make yourself beautiful for the other.

... you do something to somebody without condition nor expectation.

... you see the positive sides of a person more than the negatives.

... you offer your shoulder to a friend where she can cry on. 

... you have someone who loves and cares for you in good times or in bad.

... you fart without feeling embarassed.

... you try to learn to love the things that your loved one loves.

... a bride and groom walked down the aisles together on that Sunday afternoon, rain or shine. 

... a couple walk hand in hand and side by side towards life’s countless journeys.

... a mother kisses and puts her child to sleep after reading bedtime stories.

... a father gives his child the best part of a fried chicken.

... you give someone something that which you still have a need of.

... there is unity even in the midst of diversity.

... two senior citizens are still friends even after they know each other so well.

... lola couldn’t reach her itching back anymore and lolo scratches it for her.

... a husband and a wife are still together for better or for worst, in sickness or in health, for richer or poorer, after all these years, till death do they part...




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