Love Is..


I spend such a huge amount of my time thinking about love, I have done ever since I was little before I could grasp what a huge concept it was. Long before I ever fell in love. I think about what it is, what it does, how it changes people, what it means to love.

Love is patient. When you love someone you become patient with their ways, sure there are moments where you may want to throw something at their head but you resist and you wait. You wait for them to do things at their own pace without pressure or complaint. 

Love is understanding. Being in love or loving someone platonically means you begin to understand them almost as much as you understand yourself. You understand their needs, their hopes, their dreams. You become so aware of this other person that their behaviour is as clear to you as spoken words. Even when they act out of character and surprise you, you eventually understand. 

Love is not perfect. No love story is perfect just as no path is without trials, no love will not face its challenges. 

Love is respect. When you love someone they gain your utmost respect you are able to joke with them and maybe tease them but you are always aware of how much you respect them.

Love is not always a person. Love usually conjures up a pictures of a couple in people's heads but love does not have to be people. You can fall in love with a country, a city, a book all which have the potential to change you as much as loving someone can.

Love is complicated. You could love someone forever, you could study people in love, you could study family and friends for years yet you will still not understand every aspect of love. Love can be the thing that destroys you or helps you heal. Love can be the thing that makes you want to run but it also can be thing that brings you running back. 

Love is personal. While risking making the rest of this post redundant. Love is different for different people, no two loves are the same. We all think of love differently and having different ideas on what it means to love. 

I hope you enjoyed this post. What is love to you?

Thank you for reading!

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  1. What a lovely post! I've dated several guys but I'm not sure I can say I've ever been in love - at least, not in a healthy mature way.

    I tend to be very critical so perhaps I need to work on the patience part :P.

    - Lubna | The Digital Review

    1. Aw thank you so much I'm glad you enjoyed it. Haha I'm sure you will be patient with the right person.

      Ella xx

  2. This was such a beautiful post! I definitely agree with what you think love is! X

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

    1. Aw thank you so much lovely, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

      Ella xx