Concept Essay on Love (I used this essay my senior year and high school and used it once again for my Eng 101 class this year as a freshman)

Topics: Love, Interpersonal relationship, Emotion Pages: 3 (802 words) Published: October 23, 2013
Gregory Caston
Eng 101 MWF
10/23/13
Love: The Concept
Love is a complex emotion of attachment and obsession. Love cannot be classified so easily, though; it cannot be stuffed into a social concept and left there. Love has many different meanings to many different people; it can be tossed aside like a dirty rag, unimportant and forgotten, or cherished and cared for like a priceless gemstone. To me, love is a connection between the hearts and minds of two people. It is a feeling of trust and wholeness; a feeling that in the other person’s eyes, you can do no wrong. To explain the process of “falling in love,” I will use a hypothetical couple and analyze their relationship as it progresses.

It begins with a spark. Two people meet and they make a connection which at this stage will be considered friendship. This connection may mature and expand through common interests such as admiring the same music or desiring the same expensive car. As time passes and these two people get to know each other, they begin to embrace each other for who they are inside, accepting each other’s flaws and overcoming obstacles together. The trust that these actions foster will be the couple’s Big Bang.

The two friends, dazzled by the magnificence emanating from each other’s heart, will decide to take their relationship further; they will become best friends. When the future couple has reached the best friend stage one of the two may seek to engender his or her affection. This person will begin to make the burning, blinding love they are experiencing known; how the recipient reacts will determine the fate of this relationship. If there is true chemistry between these two, they will throw off the title of best friends and don the silk robe of romantic partners.

At this point in the relationship, love, which has been smoldering inside each person like white-hot coal, becomes a true inferno; a firestorm for which there is no comparison. The couple is filled with blazing passion...
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