opinion Essay
1114 words
1114 words

Definition of Love

"Love" There’s an odd word. Well, as far as I can tell there are two popular ways of beginning an essay. The first is to check Webster's Dictionary for a definition, and then repeat what you found.

"Webster's Dictionary defines love as: You stupid moron. How dense are you to be looking in a book for a description of one of mankind’s deepest, most important feelings? Do the world a favor and stick your head in the center of this book and slam it shut as hard as you can."

After three days of intensive therapy I was ready to begin writing again, this time using the second most popular way to start a piece of writing: Word dissection. That wasn’t much help either…

"Love. Well ‘Love’ can be split up into two words, lo and ve. Lo, as in lo and behold, means used to attract attention or show surprise. And ve isn’t in the dictionary. However, in Spanish, lo and ve, used in a sentence means ‘to see’. To see? Actually kinda neat, really. From what I’ve heard people in love see each other for what they are, so it fits quite nicely. Although it could also mean to see the years of bitterness and resentment that are bound to follow, it’s really all in the interpretation.

And now I’m confused. People should need a license to use the word ‘Love’ in a sentence. And a diploma to use it in a body of writing. Or at least some type of certification class.

What was I talking about again? Ah yes, love. Well, I’m not sure that I’m the best person to even attempt an explanation of the feeling, because I’ve really never successfully completed the whole ‘in love’ cycle. In fact, I’m pretty certain that I haven’t even started the whole ‘in love’ cycle, despite numerous attempts with several different girls. The cycle usually involves two people, and stuff. And the stuff is different depending on the people.

You know, I can’t really describe the ‘in love’ cycle. A writer should have at least a little experience in what he’s going to write about; like they always say, "Write what you know". I, however, do have extensive experience in the ‘trying and failing’ cycle.

Imagine two people, Frank and Perl. Frank is a sweet guy with a bit of an eccentric streak, which, quite frankly, is what makes Frank Frank.

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that they have their ways. surrender control of frank to them or accept consequences.
  • Narrates how they weren't counting on this. name, name, and what the hell’s their name again?
  • Narrates how they feel on a fine wednesday morning.
  • Narrates how they knew they recognized you, did you visit my house last thursday?
  • Narrates how they were just thinking of what a pleasure it was to meet them.
  • Opines that there were a few more encounters, but they all follow the same patterns.
  • Explains that the word "love" can be divided into two words, lo and ve, which means to attract attention or show surprise.
  • Analyzes how clayton, frank's other personality, assumes control of frank just as he approaches perl. clayton escapes and joel tries to perform damage control by reminding frank there will be other chances.
  • Narrates how their first attempt at breaking in went pretty well. they tried to be funny around her, but were uncomfortable to actually make her laugh and ended up looking stupid.
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