An Argument for Love
Scientists say that matter can neither be created nor destroyed
but simply changes form, from one reality or existence into another…
Is that what happens to love, I wonder? Is love such an energy?
Can love simply change form?
When one feels strongly, passionately about another…
until one day love transforms, either by design or necessity or fate?
…fate, if one believes in such things, would fall under
the same category as destiny I suppose. How can one really know?
Or is one’s love affected because of changes in another’s situation?
…or your own? Can love be that capricious and fickle?
How and why can the sensation called love be all consuming
one moment in time (and that moment’s duration is different for all)
and then the next moment one finds that love has transformed?
The transformation can be one of deepening and strengthening...
receiving nourishment from both parties, becoming an entity of beauty and exquisiteness
to be cherished and treasured for all time… (true love…is there such a thing?)
Or love transforms into something cold, distant, remote,
almost developing into an illusion or phantom of passion, yet
we know it was real, for that which we termed love has left its mark…
joy, peace, elation, excitement, seduction, admiration, and intoxication.
Equally as evident and traceable are the evidences of
pain, heartache, disillusionment, anger, resentment... in some a numbness.
Are these darker passions...attributes or forms that love changes into?
Is there a natural evolution of certain types of love
that inevitably by necessity plays itself out and we are love’s
captive and foolish passengers receiving these residual effects?
When love, we recognize, will ultimately hurt us, why can we not control
its harmful affect on us and close off our heart from those devastating effects before they have their affect on us?
Attraction, chemistry, hormones, pheromones, cupid (for the mythological enthusiasts)
…if love is a chemical response, can it be controlled and or manipulated?
If love is an individual’s perception of beauty and loveliness
can we alter our perception and by doing so change the outcome and effect of love?
Maybe the mystery of love is what allures us, the unknown destiny of love.
If we know too much about love, like a magicians’ trick, will we lose our fascination for it?
Love can be mysterious, intriguing, allusive, exciting, erotic, always changing…
When one chooses to love, one also chooses the possibility and sometimes the inevitability of suffering and pain.
A gamble many are willing to take (the author included)!
What other choices does one have? Can one have love without pain and suffering?
Can one live without love and just exist? The end to that road just may be...death.
Love can nourish the soul and cause one to want to live life fully…
An existence without the nourishing effects of love could be devastating.
We all look for some form of love, so what exactly are we looking for?
To fill voids in our lives? Can opening our hearts to another create a void eventually?
We can never be sure when we meet an interesting person how love will play out.
Still, one truth is certain...
One has never lived if one has never loved and been loved by another.