What are we looking at when we are looking at love? Eskimos have like six billion words for snow because they understand snow. Don't ever try to snow an Eskimo. But for six billion different permutations of emotional attachment we have just one word. Why? Because we don't have a clue.
This caught my eye because lately Susann and I have been exploring what it means to be "in love." The experience clearly has nothing to do with hormone-driven activity.
Instead, genuine love involves the commitment to show up for one another in a responsible way, moment after moment. I find it hard to do.
And I don't have a word for it.
Photo by Yamanaka Tamaki