Love, Life Lived

Happy Valentine Day

 

What is the origin of the word Love?

The word love goes back to the very roots of the English language. Old English lufu is related to Old Frisian luve, Old High German luba, Gothiclubo. There is a cognate lof in early forms of the Scandinavian languages. The Indo-European root is also behind Latin lubet meaning it is pleasing and lubido meaning desire. The word is recorded from the earliest English writings in the 8th century.

Noun -an intense feeling of deep affection.

Verb – feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to (someone).

Today will not and cannot mean anything unless you have been a diligent student of love, and that the love you feel for your family and/or children and the love your feel for your lover/partner is practiced daily and seasoned with patience, understanding and acceptance. To want and welcome love into your life you have to be a devotee of love in the fullest and widest meaning of the word…It is the joyful sensation you feel when you first wake and the last thought that flashes through your mind just before you fall asleep; you see and experience it everywhere, in the flowers, in the sky; you feel it in the wind, and it is the water that wets your skin. Love is both tangible and intangible. It’s in the coconut water my man cuts for me daily, the wild flower he picks me, the way he interrupts me to share the progress of our okra plants, the touch, the glance, the way we integrate our lives and days into what feels like harmony. My love is big and wide without comparison and I am so so grateful to be alive at this time and be present to the love that surrounds me. I gift each of you the same

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