There isn’t a topic more prolifically expressed, in poem and song, book, movie and public confession, than love. I suspect if diaries and journals were considered as well, the sentiments in these alone would outnumber all others combined.
Could there possibly be anything left to say when so many profoundly beautiful things have already been said?
“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” Maya Angelou
“Doubt thou the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move,
Doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.” William Shakespeare
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8
So what is there left to say about love? It’s actually not so much about the what, but more so, the who and the when. As long as the sun continues to shine the simple words, “I love you” will be new and continue to be profoundly meaningful, so long as they are uttered by the one from whom you long to hear them. The magic is not in the words, but in those expressing them.
My hope for you is that you always have a lot to say about love. Now, tomorrow and always.
Happy Valentine’s Day.