I recently asked my loyal IG followers for their perspective on defining love…anddddd no one replied, so I guess I’m on my own for this one. The idea that I’m about to discuss landed in my brain some some weeks ago when I was pondering how I separate the Love Mes from the Love Me Nots. It was then that something snagged my attention. A single word that I recognized easily, but don’t usually think about in the context of love. Sight.
The conclusion at which I arrived is that
\ ˈləv \
is truly seeing someone and so for obvious reasons I want to call the phenomena love at first sight. Recognizing love has to do with recognizing your own understanding of a person or a thing, Its when things begin to click – when you understand what it takes for that person to live and breathe each day, when you can hear without them speaking. Essentially what our man Joe is talking about in “I Wanna Know”. While many people describe their requirements for love differently – the common thread is that most of all they want you to KNOW those specifics, and that comes with sight.
I knew that my mother really loved me when she recognized things in me that my ever so introspective ass wasn’t able to catch myself. I can recall so many times that she popped seemingly into my brain and collected thoughts, traumas and desires I never knew were there. She can read me like she got the html side of things or something, I don’t know. What I do know is I can’t hide from that woman physically or emotionally because she sees and loves me no matter what.
Once again, these are just my thoughts. I’m trying to figure it all out.