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Love is Not for Lovers

November 14, 2008
By withoutamuse DIAMOND, Dewey, Oklahoma
withoutamuse DIAMOND, Dewey, Oklahoma
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Let's leave romance to the romantics. It's simple; love is not for lovers. Love is not sexuality. It is more than raw physicality and it has nothing to do with skin or the bone structure of a body. It has nothing to do with words or written masterpieces, despite what we'd like to believe. If we look closely we will see that love is not a song; it's the music. It's the sound, but also, the silence. It's perfectly illogical, completely nonsensical, but absolutely irrefutable. It cannot be found in scripts or in stories, nor in letters or lyrics. It has nothing to do with one's ability to "feel". An x-ray will show that it cannot be found in the body. It is not in movies, nor in notebooks. It is not fleeting, nor is it fickle. It cannot be measured by time, nor distance, and not everyone can have it. Love is an unachievable goal, an unobtainable high. It is a gift given to few and you can live your whole life without realizing you have it. It cannot be seen, but it can sit right in front of you, leaving one to wonder if we're all really just blind and not it invisible. Love is not young, nor is it old. It cannot be wasted, nor can it be traded. It exists with a purpose we can never be quite sure of and is always held slightly out of our grasp.

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This article has 8 comments.

on Oct. 8 at 12:22 pm
heaven_sumlin BRONZE, Bakersfield, California
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I love how you said "it's an unachievable goal"

on May. 2 2019 at 8:32 pm
Katie_Lyn SILVER, Goshen, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Stop waiting for Friday,
for summer,
for someone to
fall in love with you,
for life to happen.
Happiness is achieved,
when you stop waiting for it,
and make the most of the
moment you are in
right now.

This just makes you stop and really think. Beautifully said!

on Dec. 18 2015 at 1:36 pm
ZoeMalik SILVER, London, Other
6 articles 1 photo 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don’t just get started. Keep going.

Im glad you pointed this out :)

on Dec. 8 2014 at 3:57 pm
kimberlyguzmanx SILVER, Holbrook, New York
5 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
The next chapter in your life, will always be more interesting than the last..

i agree. Well written. 

on May. 9 2013 at 9:15 am
IndigoElisabeth SILVER, Woodbury, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
John 1:1

I agree with Packerbacker.

on Feb. 10 2013 at 5:32 pm
Mr.packerbear12 SILVER, Minnesota Lake, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"Judge lest not you be judged"

"Take the plank out of your own eye before the speck out of your brother's"

"live each day as if it's your last"

"God doesn't give you what you can handle, He helps you handle what you are given"

i'm sorry but i have to disagree with you a little bit. love can be seen. have you ever looked into the eyes of a mom when a baby is born to her true love and happiness for her  baby. love im my defintion is being willing to die for the other person and love is also the ability to have someone to lean on because they truely love you and care for you.

on Dec. 6 2012 at 9:54 pm
Sharlayne BRONZE, Chicago, Illinois
2 articles 1 photo 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you don't like the weather in Chicago, wait five minutes.

This is an amazing article. I enjoyed reading it.

on Sep. 20 2009 at 10:35 pm
Ren-P. PLATINUM, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
"You must give up a life you’d planned in order to have the life that’s waiting for you." ~ Joseph Campbell

I really like this, it is so true, and such good writing.