In 4 letters we define our feelings….whether they are feelings of hate, anger, sadness, devotion, longing… A single 4 letter word beginning with or followed by “You” can affect the soul on the deepest level…. “Fuck you”… “You Shit”… “Damn You”…. “Love You”. Whether they are whispered or yelled, silent or written these words form the twisted patterns of our emotions and thoughts. We express ourselves with words written and spoken, as others use art, music and dance to show such sentiment.
Whom we say these words to depends on how we feel, who we are around, and what impression we are wanting to give that person. The word that came to mind when I started writing this article was LOVE. It is rediculous how much we abuse this word these days. Such a precious word that should be spoken between loved ones in the most tender of scenes.
What is it to love….
By Wikipedia definition:
Love is an emotion of strong affection and personal attachment.
 Love is also a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and affection; and “the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another”.
 Love may also be described as actions towards others or oneself based on compassion, or as actions towards others based on affection.
The other explanation I liked was when it said that: Love may be understood as part of the survival instinct, a function to keep human beings together against menaces and to facilitate the continuation of the species.
To me love is that feeling you get when you see your lover and you know that you would do anything for them, and are willing to sacrifice your selfish ways and put them above your own. When we go back in history to the time of carriages girdles and fluffy butted dresses, the women were spoken of as the most precious jewels that were treasured respected and honored. A woman was respected for her beauty,virtue, devotion and noble principles. A man was respected because of his loyalty virtue and noble principles as well. They both honored and loved each other without question. (I am sure there was more, however, being denied of living in that time I do not know all they valued in one another)
It seems that honor, virtue and noble principles are lacking these days in many women, men and even children are not being taught these valuable lessons.
Unselfish love, not asking for anything in return, not expecting praise for loving someone, but simply loving them for who they are completely and knowing that by doing so you are showing them the deepest of loyalty respect and devotion. To me that is love.
…as always your comments are welcome… to me there are no wrong answers only personal thoughts that are very valuable.