Which Is It?
If you have the extra time and want to delve into it, let me tell you in the offing that scientifically, love is just a chemical reaction; it is not what it is painted to be. Real love many often call it but there is no spiritual depth and surging emotions that draw you mystically towards your soul mate.
However, disciples of love believe that love is a magical connection between two people. Faithful followers steadfastly proclaim that people were created in soul-pairs. And as they descended to earth, they were ripped apart. So each of us is in fact a ripped soul and spends life in the search of our other half. Some of them are lucky enough to find another soul whose serrated edges will fit perfectly with their own. Others (read as: majorly, mostly) just latch on to whatever is available and spend life in quiet discontent that occasionally becomes very obvious in relationships.
Of course, the mythical world is full of examples of all the things love should but cannot be. Aphrodite, Cupid and their lot, would have you believe that love is all of those wonderful things that make life so worth living, above all reproach.
Where Is Real Love?
Real love is, perhaps, the way an aged couple remembers nothing but each other. Real love is in the packed lunches, the side of the bed and the morning cup of tea. When one remembers the other’s choices and every moment of their life is planned with the other in mind – is it not love? What strange emotion can make someone cook and clean, work and spend, not for oneself but for another? It is perplexing, bewildering, confusing. Yet at the same time, it is one of the most gratifying, satisfying, fulfilling states of living.
Love seems to break down barriers; it spans across religions, countries and cultures. It is passed from parent to child, from friend to friend, from man to animal. But is there such a thing as true, ultimate, absolute love?
Perhaps real love is a mystery. It is a mystery alone: an unfathomable, not discernible, alien thing. No one can really know how two different people fall in love. What peculiar pull, what bizarre attraction! The mysteries it entails can only be understood by the initiated; those who are granted entry to its pathways.
Does Not Need Clarification
Or maybe it is the love of the Creator for His creation that would count as true love? It has myth and mystery and truth on its side. But then this begs the question – is this love mutual and equal? Is it fair and balanced? And is that even of any importance?
To sum up, it would probably be safe to say that true love does not need clarifications and explanations. To love and be loved, just the quiet faith of it being so, is enough. And until you find that ripped part of your soul, it is always good to have good ol’ science to fall back upon – what does love got to do with it? It is nothing but a chemical reaction!