How Do We Love?

Mel Livatino | January 22, 2015

I once asked a freshman writing class to define love. I had long considered this word one of the slipperiest in the English language, having been put to more selfish and foolish misuses than any other word in our tongue. How, I wondered that day, does one begin to unravel such a tangled ball of string? All I could think to do was to pluck the string with the simplest of questions and begin pulling.

So I just said to the class, “What is love?” When no one answered, I asked the question again. This time their eyes looked off into that blank space where serious thinking is done — but still no one said a word. So I asked the question a third time: “What is love?”

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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