Tuesday, March 24, 2009

it has been suggested...

by a friend of mine that we need more words to express the varied concepts and feelings we call "love". here are some of her ideas. what do you think?

love for one's own child
love for family members
love for a close friend (philos)
love for pets (no, not like that. don't be nasty.)
love (empathy) for other people, like foster children, homeless people (philos/agape)
affection mixed with lust (eros)
love of nature, art, aesthetically pleasing things
love of our favorite hobbies/activities, and the feelings they invoke
love of the moment (starry skies, making love, sounds of music)
love that makes us want to commit to a relationship


At Wed Mar 25, 12:24:00 PM PDT, Blogger Preben and Ellen said...

in norway they do have different words for love. like when you say you love a family member, it's "jeg er glad i deg". but if you love your husband or wife, it's "jeg elsker deg". but i kind of agree with your friend. i throw the word love around from a good meal to a family member to my cute shoes :)... is it the same feeling for all of them?? no...

At Wed Apr 01, 04:21:00 PM PDT, Blogger Erik said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

At Wed Apr 01, 04:22:00 PM PDT, Blogger Erik said...

having more words for love may be a good idea. that way when a woman asks me to explain exactly how i feel about her, and i want to be kinky, i can use the word that means love for one's own child. other than that, i can't see any good uses for multiple terms.


Post a Comment

<< Home