The Story of Love

Love is so profound in its existence, it goes beyond the general definition of ‘relationships’. Do you really believe that love is selfless and unconditional? Our attitude towards love is deeply special and is shaped by personal experiences – burnt pieces of heart affect more than the sober ones.

Socrates, the Greek philosopher was inspired by 5 kinds of love

  • Eros
  • Storge (familial love)
  • Xenia (stranger love)
  • Philia (friendship based)
  • Agape (self sacrificial)

But while you are feeling any of these, is it possible to categorise your love

In the words of Adrienne Rich:

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Courtesy : poetryfoundation.com

“An honorable human relationship – that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word “love” – is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.”

May be that is the reason people in love get trapped in the same cage, where freedom is all about unscrewing the locks of the cage, that could be done in collaborative capability of similar passion.

And passion for words is one of the strongest of all; two poets or intellects often fall in love with each other. It is always a two way thing – passion leads to love and love leads to passion and creation.

Sreenath Paleri is one such poet who is driven by his passion for words and writes when his heart is filled with love:

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When We Were By the Sea

She took her postcard out

It had a watercolor painting,

Of a mandaaram in bloom.

Bowing to the monsoon

The other side was just white.

No lines to guide your words,

No spaces for any addresses.

The blank white 

Of memories to be,

Of words to be. 

She made me a paper plane of it.

Nice and cute. 

I told her to write our names on it. 

She looked at my lips and kissed me with her eyes.

She blew at her plane, our plane she says,

And it slowly sputtered, drew out its wings.

And took off gently over the sleepy waters.

Yours sincerely,

Love

 

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