love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear...

this awesomeness is by [rin] , Friday, October 16, 2009 11:59 AM


1. a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.
2. a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection.
3. a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.
4. affectionate concern for the well-being of others.

–verb (used with object)
1. to have love or affection for.
2. to have a profoundly tender, passionate affection for (another person).
3. to have a strong liking for; take great pleasure in.

1. Tenderness, fondness, predilection, warmth, passion, adoration.
2. Love, affection, devotion all mean a deep and enduring emotional regard, usually for another person. Love may apply to various kinds of regard: the charity of the Creator, reverent adoration toward God or toward a person, the relation of parent and child, the regard of friends for each other, romantic feelings for another person, etc. Affection is a fondness for others that is enduring and tender, but calm. Devotion is an intense love and steadfast, enduring loyalty to a person; it may also imply consecration to a cause.

Ah... Love.
That magical word which emotions can hardly be described.
A vague surreality in the lives of each and every one of us.

The overbearing love of a father.
The innocent love of a child.
The passionate adoration of a lover.
The puppy love between young ones.

It's an everyday occurrence in our lives.
We see these portrayals of love day to day and perhaps have always taken them for granted.

Where love is present, there exists a bond.
A relationship between the things that love each other.
However, these bonds are weak things.
They cannot last on their own.
Each side has to contribute his strength to keeping that bond strong and lasting.

A family has to communicate with one another and have regular gatherings as a whole family.
An owner has to take great care of his pet, so that it won't turn on him or forget him.
A spouse has to be intimate with his other half, because their lives are so intertwined.
Lovers have to work hard to preserve the relationship, because when the initial sentimentalities wear off, it is then that the realisation hits: Love is hard work.

When one does not give enough into the relationship, then the bond begins to crumble: Families quarrel, spouses divorce, lovers break apart.

Yes, love is indeed hard work.
But the rewards reaped are almost always sweet and worth the efforts.
So, while you have the chance, take the leap: love hard, laugh loud and live life to its fullest.

"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two."
-St. Augustine (Captain Corelli's Mandolin)

4 Response to "love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear..."

kenwooi Says:

love is wonderful.. well, sometimes =P

[rin] Says:

'sometimes' being the operative word...

Kennee Says:

Is that the same book where the made it into a movie which nicholas cage acted?

[rin] Says:

1993 novel written by Louis de Bernières...
2001 film directed by John Madden starring Nicolas Cage and Penélope Cruz...

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