...apparently something Sigma wants me to explain, by virtue of tagging.
Firstly, love is over-rated. There are far too many romance novels and Hallmark movies lying to us poor imbeciles, leaving us jaded when reality doesn't quite measure up. Love is a victim of our own interpretations.
But if i must be mushy about it-
Love is the expression in a homeless animal's eyes when you give it some scraps of food, or take a moment to pat it on it's head instead of throwing stones or kicking.
Love is opting to continue living with your parents because you don't want to hurt them, despite the fact that you can't stand every second you're there and you've been dreaming of getting out for a good many years now.
Love is wanting to slowly slaughter the man who hit your dog or called it names.
Love is a happy cat curled up into a furry apostrophe, purring contentedly on your tummy on a cold night.
Love is saving the last bit of dessert or the best portion of food for that special someone, even though your greed has a reputation of its own.
Love is listening. ACTUALLY listening, and demonstrating little gestures years later that prove you actually listened.
Love is being honest enough to tell her she IS fat, but that you wouldn't have it any other way.
Love is sticking around long after she's hit you for calling her fat.
Love is choosing to believe in a relationship and clinging on to it like a bloody leech, even though she's a real handful and her dad's been a monster to you for years.
Love is an adoration of bald spots on someone's head.
Love is trying your best to be supportive, when you don't really believe in the plan.
Love is patiently smiling through months and months of rejection of intimacy.
Love is learning to jive because SHE likes to dance, even though you've torn a ligament in your foot and jiving makes you feel like a drunken grasshopper.
Love is agreeing to sit through chick flicks and disney cartoons, at the risk of your balls being in question.
Love is the unwillingness to trade in your man for a combination of Brad Pitt, Gerard Butler, Sean Connery and that guy who plays Captain Kirk in Star Trek.
Love is still wanting to do each other when all you have are wrinkles and gums.
Your turn, Gutterflower, Doc, TMS and Shades of Jade