Let me try to explain what I meant with "I do". I'm not sure I'm able to do it. I am rather distracted at the moment. A painting that I'm working on insistently asks for attention.
Reading your last week's posts again I noticed how easily "to love" and "to be in love" are used as if it were synonyms. There doesn't seem to be a clear distinction as in other languages, for instance German; "Liebe" and "Verliebtheit". But English doesn't seem to have a proper noun for that feeling of being in love. There is of course "love sickness" (too medical) or "infatuation" (not specific enough) and the almost unpronouncable "amorousness", given by my dictionary. (I understand why that isn't used) but there is no word like "in-loveness" or something. So our different views may have their roots in semantics. Because to me "love" and "being in love" are, though related, two very different things.
You have to wait a while, my painting cries out: "Here. right now!"
Now that the needs of my painting have been satisfied (It was a quicky), I'll continue. That idea, expressed by some of you of love as something that can't be helped, that love" slides down on you, like rain in bad weather" (thank you, Grace), now that is to me one of the main characteristics of "in-loveness". Also you see the person of your desire (being in love has probably more to do with lust than with love) with rose coloured glasses, you don't have a realistic picture of that person, much to the amusement or bewilderment of your friends. But for love you have to know the other well, at least you must be willing to get to know the person involved. Being in love you don't care, you already know, you're convinced the other is the person of your dreams, you've always known her/him.
"Can't it wait?"
"Please, let me finish this post."
To be continued.
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