Love wanders down so many paths, takes many forms. Let's explore the universe of Love. In an earlier blog you read an excerpt of an inter generational example of love titled The Quilter. Now click on The End of the Affair below and read about another case of Love, love gone wrong--
The theme for The Artist's Path for 2012 is Love. Below are the opening paragraphs in Wickipedia on the subject of Love.
In the comment section of this blog send your meanings, definitions, thoughts, stories of love. Send photos too. I'll post them on this Blog or at www.TheArtistsPath.org. If you wish to submit photos, email as jpeg attachment to email@example.com. The Best Entry will win Dinner for Two at a Prescott, AZ restaurant subject to needed editing and agreement to have their entry used in Path 2012. Deadline: November 15, 2011.
In English, the word love can refer to a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes, ranging from generic pleasure ("I loved that meal") to intense interpersonal attraction ("I love my partner"). "Love" can also refer specifically to the passionate desire and intimacy of romantic love, to the sexual love of eros (cf. Greek words for love), to the emotional closeness of familial love, or to the platonic love that defines friendship, to the profound oneness or devotion of religious love. This diversity of uses and meanings, combined with the complexity of the feelings involved, makes love unusually difficult to consistently define, even compared to other emotional states.
Love in its various forms acts as a major facilitator of interpersonal relationships and, owing to its central psychological importance, is one of the most common themes in the creative arts.
Helen Fisher defines what could be understood as love as an evolved state of the survival instinct, primarily used to keep human beings together against menaces and to facilitate the continuation of the species through reproduction.