What does Love Really mean.

Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it. Touching words from the mouth of babes.

What does Love mean?

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "What does love mean?"

The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love."

Rebecca- age 8

When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."

Billy - age 4

(I love this one)

Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other."

Karl - age 5

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs."

Chrissy - age 6

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."

Terri - age 4

"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK."

Danny - age 7

"Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss"

Emily - age 8

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."

Bobby - age 7


"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,"

Nikka - age 6

(We need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)

"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, and then he wears it everyday."

Noelle - age 7

"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well."

Tommy - age 6

"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken."

Elaine-age 5

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford."
Chris - age 7

"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day."

Mary Ann - age 4

"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones."

Lauren - age 4

(And at 14?)

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you."

(what an image)

Karen - age 7

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross."

Mark - age 6

"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget."

Jessica - age 8

And the final one -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry"


Anonymous said…
Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other."

my favorite
Anonymous said…
You love - the begining of love is a wider experience, because . love has not become· desire yet. You have not started to take your beloved for granted.

The calamity of marriage has not happened yet, you are still free to move in any direction. The other is not yet binding. The other is not yet a hell because there is no relationship yet. No promises are yet given, no decisions for tomorrow are yet taken. You are entirely satisfied with the moment.

When you are in love, who cares about the future, about a life beyond death? When you are in love, life is here at the very center of your love, but only before you commit the common fallacy of humanity. You love somebody but the love is not defined yet, is not reduced to law - you have not been to the marriage registrar's office, you have not been to any priest to destroy your love and give you a guarantee.You have not asked for tL~ guarantee yet - that's why you are free.

You have not asked the other person to be a certain way and only then you will love. Your love is still unconditional, you love the person as he or she is. Your love is not yet possessive.But soon that moment will come, and out of this beautiful experience of expansion of consciousness you will start being afraid to lose it..

Who knows about tomorrow?. The woman may turn away, the man may not recognize you.Basically, we are strangers. And all that we know about each other is arbitrary - the name, the address, the face, the beauty - becaus~ all these will be changing.Your beloved may have the most beautiful eyes and tomorrow, blindness is possible. Unless you have learned to love as the other is, the beautiful beginning,

the beautiful sunrise in your consciousness, will turn soon into a dark night of the soul.The same things that you used to love now create anger, now create hatred. The same things that you used to appreciate are now nothing but nagging....

Anonymous said…
What`s a man`s age?
it dont matter

though He must hurry more, that`s all;

Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold.

More quotes from Robert Browning
Anonymous said…
June 20 is tomorrow

Wishing u and Rosemary a fun filled erotic day and night

PS: post some pics later
Keshi said…
aww...I read this one b4. So sweet and so genuine!

SeePearrl said…
vow beautiful...really worth stopping by!
Vest said…
Thanks everyone.
Anon, (AnonJIM?) sweet Keshi, and a welcome caller 'White forest'.
W F: I called at your B S and while taking in your recent post I , was interupted by my son with the news of an oncoming storm coming from our south coast 450 kls away and is expected to hit soon, we have been told to batten down everthing, more rain, more flooding, it should cover an area 500 kls wide, the epicentre will rollover our small coastal town soon, winds in excess of 110 kls.
It has not stopped raining for two weeks, our dams have gone from average 19% to 43% full during this period.
Coupled with blackouts, flooding and many basic deprivations, it has not been a happy two weeks.
Today we renewed the logistical scenario and whilst shopping included more candles and gas for the ever faithful 'barby'.
I have experienced cyclonic weather at sea many times, but the best inshore stuff was a real shocker. Typhoon Wanda, I'll do a post about it if the power holds out. See you all later.
cato said…
when language is new, we must be profound before we worry too much about how we sound...
Anonymous said…
love is in the eye of the beholder

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