Love Is Not A Word

There are many different words for “Love” in the Greek language. Eros, Agape, Philia and other Greek words hold nuances and shades of meaning, attempting to capture this most ephemeral of emotions.

We talk about Love a lot. I don’t know for sure, but I’m guessing that Love is responsible for the vast majority of words ever written by the human race, in the form of poems, plays, scripts, letters, stories, social media, emails, blogs, chats, song lyrics and more.

Love is proved in deeds. Not words.

Yes, there are many words about Love. But no matter how eloquent those words may be, no matter how inspiring, tender, uplifting, intimate or cherished, one truth remains:

Love is NOT a word.

If you want to know Love, don’t look to what someone says. Look to what they do. Anyone can say, “I love you,” but the only way you will know whether or not it’s true is by their actions. Love is proved in deeds. Not words.

Love is helping someone move, packing and carrying heavy stuff.

Love is emptying your checking account and maxing out your credit card to help a friend in an emergency.

Love is giving someone a ride when they don’t have a car.

Love is fixing comfort food when you know your partner is weary in body and spirit.

Love is standing with a friend as they try to change their life, supporting them and not letting them fall. Even if that means you have to nag them to make sure.

Love is standing with them even if they do fall… and loving them anyway.

Love is speaking hard truth to someone who needs to hear it.

Love can be as simple as a smile and an affectionate touch when someone needs it.

Love is honoring what’s important to your friend even if it’s not important to you.

There are many other examples but I think you have the idea.

Love is not a word. Love is an action.

I am blessed. I have a lot of love in my life. To those who love me… thank you. I will do my best to show you that I love you, too.

Happy Valentine’s Day! xoxo

Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. –1 John 3:18

 

Author: Camryn Darkstone

After more than a decade exploring 3D virtual worlds and their possibilities for relationship and self expression, Camryn Darkstone is leading a life of quiet contentment, building and landscaping for Littlefield Grid with occasional projects in Second Life. Camryn has been active in online communities since the early 1980s, and, under other names, has written extensively about the ways that people relate to one another on the internet. Since 2009 Camryn has enjoyed a loving, consensual D/s relationship as submissive to Walter Balazic in both the virtual world and the "real" world.

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