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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 1:22:17 AM

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Somebody close to me said that Love to her, was made up of only three ingredients; Communication, Trust and Respect. Should Emotion not be an essential part of Love. We all have experienced love in its diffrent aspects in our lives. However, I need the inputs from the Greater Lush Community with all the "authority" of our most active inkslingers included as well. C'mon "Curves" this is your area of Expertise...
SensualDesires83
Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 4:59:17 PM

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Love is different to everyone. There is not one set standard that all of us must go by when it comes to love. What love means to one person, may not mean the same to the next. We are not told how to love, who to love, and where to find it. It just happens when we least expect it. Love is a combination of all things, all those you mention and more. It's a harmony that is built by the coming together of all things that two people have in life. When all the emotions, mental and physical, come together, true love is often something that cannot be broken.

"So don't cry to me.
If you loved me,
You would be here with me.
Don't lie to me,
Just get your things.
I've made up your mind."

--Evanescence
erectus_2011
Posted: Thursday, October 20, 2011 7:49:35 AM

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Love is relating, it is always a river, flowing, unending, Love knows no period, the honeymoon begins but never ends, it is not like a novel that starts at a certain point and ends at a certain point, it is an ongoing phenomenon, Lovers end, love continues, it is a continuum
sexylittlegirl
Posted: Friday, November 04, 2011 10:18:33 PM

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Love is when you can spend all day with that person, talking, laughing and still want to be together. It's when you can trust them with your life and always know that you will be ok. When you would rather not be doing anything in the world than just spending a little time together. At least thats what I say love is.
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Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2011 7:11:11 AM

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I Love to get her clothes off, does that count?
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Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2011 7:58:25 AM

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It's a most hodge-podgical, most illogical, most confusiling, most bamboozling, most bemuddling, most befuddling thing!

The lion is most lionlike when he roars.
Danand
Posted: Saturday, November 05, 2011 12:54:45 PM

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"One should always be in love" said Oscar Wilde, "That is the reason one should never marry."

The essence of love is transitory, but it is no less wonderful for all that. Possibly it's fleeting nature makes it even more precious each time you stumble upon it.



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Guest
Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2011 1:31:06 PM

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Love to me is the best and worst feeling. It's knowing that someone else has your back and will be the person to pick you up when you don't have the strength to yourself
sprite
Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2011 1:41:47 PM

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love is not being afraid to open yourself up to get hurt beyond your wildest imaginings.
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Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2011 2:03:35 PM

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Love is senseless. It is something inside you that if questioned almost never makes sense yet always feels right. It does not have to be persuaded nor reminded. It is something you should never have to concede or barter. It should not derive from thought, though provoke thought it will. It is something we should never think, but feel.
Guest
Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2011 2:09:43 PM

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Love is subjective and different to every person...Even great poets,philosophers and writers have difficulty defining it...Mine is all about trust. I know that I'm in love or love(because this applies to friends too)when I can let someone in(which isn't very often)
DLizze
Posted: Saturday, November 19, 2011 6:05:51 PM

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I think Lois and Sprite nailed it. It is all the other things mentioned above, but most important, it is a willingness to overcome fear, and to allow yourself to be vulnerable.

"There's only three tempos: slow, medium and fast. When you get between in the cracks, ain't nuthin' happenin'." Ben Webster
Michael
Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 5:00:12 AM

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To me a defining part of "Love" is unconditional sharing, giving, and trusting each other.

Lady_ofthe_Valley
Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2011 8:24:28 AM

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To me, "true love", is realizing that you are not whole without the other person.
seaking621
Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 11:29:41 AM

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when i was a teenager my girlfriend asked her dad what truelove was his answer was simple he said its when you use eachothers toothbrush that was 1960
Buz
Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 2:12:13 PM

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All I know is that it is what it is. It's there and it ain't going away. I think the true definition must be somewhere in a country music song.

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Guest
Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 3:22:52 PM

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It's not what defines love, it's who...and the answer is, the people in it.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 3:37:44 PM

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Wish someone could actually tell me definitively. Yes I love my b/f but like a bubble on the surface of life .... it can vanish with the first prick. Unconditional love only seems to apply with parents and their offspring.
DLizze
Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 4:51:22 PM

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Laurenxxx wrote:
Unconditional love only seems to apply with parents and their offspring.


ANd puppy dogs.

I am reminded of the old joke.

Lock your wife and your dog in the trunk (boot, for you guys who speak British) for two hours.
Who do you think is going to happy to see you when you open it up again?

"There's only three tempos: slow, medium and fast. When you get between in the cracks, ain't nuthin' happenin'." Ben Webster
Michael
Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 9:01:49 PM

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DLizze wrote:


ANd puppy dogs.

I am reminded of the old joke.

Lock your wife and your dog in the trunk (boot, for you guys who speak British) for two hours.
Who do you think is going to happy to see you when you open it up again?



I am still laughing....

Alphamagus
Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 11:00:00 PM

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To me, If it can be defined, Then it isn't love!
WellMadeMale
Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7:11:19 AM

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You run out in the middle of a cold, slushy, hazardous sleet storm to purchase her a box of her special tampons and a bottle of Midol at a busy grocery or convenience store, paying for the purchase of those items, while thirty strangers grin knowingly.

You're either pussy whipped or, you're head over heels in love.

Or you just want some peace and quiet so you can watch your football game without the beast stalking you.



If ya can't beat 'em... pay someone to do it for you.
Michael
Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 12:06:26 PM

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clum wrote:
It's a most hodge-podgical, most illogical, most confusiling, most bamboozling, most bemuddling, most befuddling thing!


Clem, hello1

It is also the most discombooberating thing as well... but I would have expected nothing less from you.

Ruthie
Posted: Monday, November 28, 2011 2:38:41 PM

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sprite wrote:
love is not being afraid to open yourself up to get hurt beyond your wildest imaginings.


I have done this, and been hurt beyond my wildest imaginings. Love makes it worth doing.
acicuc
Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2011 9:42:20 AM

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clum wrote:
It's a most hodge-podgical, most illogical, most confusiling, most bamboozling, most bemuddling, most befuddling thing!

maybe all that
but it feels good, really GOOD
MissMimi
Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 11:40:58 AM

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DLizze wrote:
Lock your wife and your dog in the trunk (boot, for you guys who speak British) for two hours.
Who do you think is going to happy to see you when you open it up again?


I love that. Very funny!

As for love. I can't define it, it's a weird old thing.

Miss Mimi.
xx
stephanie
Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2012 10:54:50 AM

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Love is when your heart's desire is the other person's happiness. Even at the expense of your own.

xx SF

"I'm a writer... Honesty is not my first language..." (Stephen Flashman)
Guest
Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2012 11:07:45 AM

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Quote:
Love

noun:

1. a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.

2. a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend.

3. sexual passion or desire.

4. a person toward whom love is felt; beloved person; sweetheart.

5. (used in direct address as a term of endearment, affection, or the like): Would you like to see a movie, love?

Guest
Posted: Friday, February 03, 2012 12:01:25 AM

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Alphamagus wrote:
To me, If it can be defined, Then it isn't love!


this is my thoughts on it! Definition is - like water colors mixing and the hues changing and - oh ... indescribable.
1curiouscat
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 9:09:48 AM

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I read somehting intersting on this recently. I forget who said it, but it went along the lines of: Everyone will hurt you one day. You must choose who you are willing to suffer for. -- This act of selflessness is only possible when you love someone.

Now, there are many levels and nuances of love - Friendships, familiy, partner. But the bottom is simple and common amongts the three -- To choose to put someone else´s needs or wants before yours and not expect anthing is return is love.




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