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