It is a riddle.
It is the strongest force,
to resist your force,
and yet it is not a force.
It never accelerates,
but it is always moving.
It never rests, and
it never gets tired.
It has been defined many ways,
but no one can quite capture it.
What is it?
"Love is the Answer" - Todd Rundgren
Love is a riddle: Robert Browning captured the mystery of love when he wrote "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."
Love is not a force, but it conquers all: "Love the gods captive holds, shall mortals not yield to thee ?" - Sophocles
Love never accelerates: "You can't hurry love, no, you just have to wait..." (an old hit song by the Supremes), but it is always "moving".
Love never rests but it never gets tired. ("It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres" - the Apostle Paul, in I Corinthians).
There have been many literary attempts to define love, none fully successful. They range from the ridiculous ("Love: An obsessive delusion that is cured by marriage") to the sublime ("He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love" - I John)
Edited on April 14, 2005, 4:04 pm
Posted by Penny
on 2005-04-14 03:24:41