There are three types of love in the world:
Being in love, having love, and then just plain love.
As a rule, when you are in anything, you can also be out of that same thing, especially when it comes to love.
As a rule, when you have anything, you can also lose it, misplace it, or forget about it, especially when it comes to love.
As a rule, when you truly are anything, you will always be that thing… especially when it comes to love.
Being in love with someone is exhilarating, wonderful, heady, and temporary. You can easily fall out of love with someone just based on something they say, do, or feel. You can become impatient and annoyed at the little things you used to love, and eventually that leads to falling out of love.
Having love for someone is comforting, friendly, beautiful, and slight. You can have love for anything and everything, but that doesn’t mean those things have your heart. Having love is like having energy… there is no such thing as too much, and it never truly goes away, it just changes in amounts.
Loving someone is confident, strong, unbreakable, and forever. It doesn’t matter if they push your buttons, make you scream at them or slam the door in their face, loving someone is unconditional. Brief moments of dissatisfaction are common, as with all human interaction, but love doesn’t go away. For the lucky ones, family is love… and eventually their “in love” relationships turn into “love” relationships.
For me, I would like the chance to experience all three. Whether temporary, permanent, strong, or weak, love is love, and everyone needs it.