What joy, what a privilege it is to be in love! Being able to expose your thoughts, express your feelings, and make plans for the future with that one special person is what it is all about!
Imagine the fun of planning a trip together. You pick the spot, for example a lively, yet romantic Mediterranean city like Barcelona. You consult travel sites and make an itinerary. You purchase tickets on line to the places you want to see together. You seek out just that perfect, memorable dining experience to share.
Now imagine having all those wonderful experiences without the company of the one you love. The monuments will be the same; the cultural events will go on as scheduled; and the top chef will still aim for perfection. However, without love, the whole thing is a vastly different story, isn’t it?
“Ultimately, love is everything,” said the late M. Scott Peck, eminent psychologist and author of best-selling “The Road Less Travelled”. When you see the rest of your life in the eyes of another person and realize that he or she sees the rest of his/hers, you know you have found your everything. On that momentous occasion, a future without the other becomes impossible to imagine. A wedding proposal is in the offing.
Yes, love is everything. Poets try to grasp it with words. Musicians from Mozart to Sondheim seek to convey its meaning . Philosophers attempt to analyze it. What is love? Love is love.