That emotion called Love

So, Valentine's Day is upon us. Ah! One more reason to look him/her deep in the eyes and say I Love You, ji. One more occasion to re-emphasize memories like "Remember, you used to come to my hostel at 10 pm in the night and honk and then I used to come down and we used to go to eat American makaai. And then you would drop me back and then you would wait till I went back inside. And...", while listening to which if you have accidentally dozed off on being possessed by the spirit of lethargic boredom and you've failed the test of your tolerance, then you end up facing serious consequences.

Sadly, contemporary love seems to have developed pre-conditions, most of which are largely tilting towards materialism. According to me, it's not love if the premise on which a semblance is felt is Kya maal hai bey! or Is he rich? Does he have a car? How good is his English?. Such assumptions only lead to more and more hypocrisy if indeed there is a match and 'something happens'. Sex is becoming a precursor and dressing sense seems to matter more than clarity of thought. But in a commercial world, this is the least that can be expected.

Love, however, is meant to be a celebration. It is the enabler of peace and the forebearer of altruistic principles. And all forms of love must be celebrated. Love for parents, love for siblings, love for family, love for friends, love for society and love for country should be accorded as much importance as love for partner. What makes the emotion of love so inspiring is that interpretation of it with an open mind could showcase the emotion as an example of the tolerance that the society needs. Therefore, even homosexuals and eunuchs have the right to love. Love embodies the basic concept of humankind. And if a society directs itself towards love, then the people stand to benefit.

Love is beautiful. Keep it just that.

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  Just call me 'A'

Friday, February 13, 2009 at 3:26:00 PM PST

i think u hit the nail. Love IS beautiful. period!

  hitch writer

Friday, February 13, 2009 at 10:31:00 PM PST

Happy Valentines day !!

Love is beautiful keep it just at that !!! totally agree !!


Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 2:06:00 AM PST

Beautiful definition of Love . That will surely impress a lady ;) . Anyways , Prem Mahotsav ki hardik shubhkamnayein .


Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 5:20:00 AM PST

Yup! I too believe, love is highly contagious and not at all harmful, so there’s no wrong if you have celebrations to be corny and enjoy it to the fullest!

Btw, I believe, you're the only blogger who lives up to the blog's name - Cape of Good Hope...

And Kislay - Prem Mahotsav - that's cool dude.


Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 10:15:00 AM PST

Happy V-day! Nice post :)


Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 10:29:00 AM PST

@Just Call Me 'A'

@Hitch Writer
Same to you, my friend.

Thanks. Oh would it? You are encouraged to forward this post to all of your female friends. :-p
Happy V-Day.

Thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated.

Thanks. Same to you.


Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 4:31:00 PM PST

That is a very evocative shot..love it..


Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 11:25:00 AM PST

Good Post !
I feel that if there is true love for anybody, than that needs not to be specially celebrated. However some special occasions do add spice to the life, and could be used to shed the unpleasant parts.

  Winnie the poohi

Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 11:55:00 AM PST

Love just Is.. beautiful or not .. it is sure the most evocative emotion.. it touches our life in a way no other emotion does!


Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 11:38:00 PM PST

You have echoed the thoughts of every sane human.
Belated Happy Valentine's day!!

  The Seeker

Friday, February 20, 2009 at 4:41:00 AM PST

That was a very thoughtful! write-up....

Love is just beautiful...


Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 4:05:00 AM PST


Half my class bunked lectures that day at 9, I asked them if they knew what it meant? Did they, upon waking up, wish their parents? Sister? brother? pet?
To them Valentine day only means a lot of rush at fast food joints and hanging out...