Lynn Rascal’s View on Love

“I’ve become skeptical of the unwritten rule that just because a boy and a girl appear in the same feature, a romance must ensue. Rather, I want to portray a slightly different relationship, one where the two mutually inspire each other to live – if I’m able to, then perhaps I’ll be closer to portraying a true expression of love.”  – Hayao Miyazaki, Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli

This quote changed how I perceived love. Before, I had the stereotypical Disney view of love; true love, one and only, first love lasts forever fairytale-like stuff. I hadn’t seen many other types of love, seeing how my parents had been apart since before I can even remember, so it was my only real ‘reference’. After a while, I realized that that type of love only really exists in fiction and that love was so much more than what I was shown.

Even in regards to family, developing love and bonds takes time and work. Lots of it. The basis of a true and honest love, romantic or not, is trusting and knowing the other person and them being able to know and trust you in return. Supporting each other through the hard times, even when it seems too much to bear, and inspiring each other to keep moving forward. You need to genuinely care and understand each other, faults and all. It may not be easy and it surely won’t be quick, but if you’re dedicated and patient with each other, your feelings will bloom into something honest, true, and beautiful.

Love doesn’t have to be romantic either. I love my friends and family more than I could ever say. We care for each other, help each other through the bad times in our lives, and they’ve definitely been my driving force for facing my issues head on. To me, that is what real love is.

  • Lynn Rascal

Madison idea of Love

The true definition for love is “A warm personal attachment or deep affection towards another person.”

Love to me can be many different things like I enjoyed tormenting my siblings and making them flustered and angry, but yet I would still lay down my own life for each and every one of them. To me that shows my love towards my siblings, but also seeing an elderly couple holding hand that have been married for years. Also I believe love can be so many different things that you really can’t define it. One of my all-time favorite quote is “a younger sister asked her older brother what love was and he turned around and said, “love is me knowing you steal my chocolate everyday out of my back pack yet I still hid it in the same place.”” I don’t know what to say but every time I read it, it makes me feel all warm inside. I believe love can come in many different forms and in many different ways. I think the difference between you think you’re in love (lust) and when you are actually in love, that you will actually be able to tell which one is true, and you will enjoy every minute of it. So just wait for it because sometimes love will come when you least expect it.

-Madison Taylor

What Is Love -Marie Olsson

What Is Love?

“What is love oh baby, don’t hurt me don’t hurt me no more” -Haddaway
Love is many things, love comes in many forms, and love has many meanings. One loves their child; one loves their home. One loves their partner; one loves their cat. One loves their job; one loves their friends. Each one of these loves are a different kinds of love. All of them are unique, each one is true. All love is endless, in their own way.
Love is one of the hardest things to explain. Love can be the best feeling in the world, but also one of the scariest. It can be hard to know how you feel, and it can be hard to explain why you feel that way. To me love is a feeling; there is no magical equation that is needed for one to feel love. Yes you can have feelings of love for someone because of who they are. You can love them because of how they act, their beliefs, or their smile. However it does not mean those are necessary for you to feel love towards someone. It could be for many reasons, or for reasons you are not yet aware. This is what I mean by no magical equation, there is no set reason to feel love towards anything. However there are things that come into play alongside love, things that make that feeling meaningful and strong. One thing that makes love strong and meaningful is trust, the feeling safe with that person or in that place and to feel like what you are seeing is what you are getting. The ability to feel completely comfortable and yourself in the situation. It’s that feeling of longing for them when you’re away. It’s the feeling of needing them when you’ve had a bad day, even for a simple hello. It’s feeling content just sitting in silence, or the ability to talk for hours. It’s wanting to do everything in your power to make sure they are ok, to worry about them. It’s to feel proud of their accomplishments, to be happy for them for all the little things, and always want the best for them. It’s looking at them and seeing their imperfections and not seeing them as a downside. It’s not giving up at every little speed bump, it’s working through them. It’s seeing the beauty of them as a person but seeing the beauty of the both of you together.
Love is a word that encompasses so much meaning; but it’s a word that’s damn near impossible to define. One can explain why they love a certain person or thing, many times in great detail. I can tell you why I love my mother, my best friend and my cat; however I cannot really tell you what love is, it’s just something to me that you know. It’s that feeling that is there when so much is backing that person up behind them that you cannot imagine (easily) living without. It’s a blanket word to say that even the flaws are not bad because they have so much great to them that the flaws are insignificant.
Love is also a word that is thrown around without a care, without meaning behind it. Love is abused in society, it’s lost some of its meaning over time that people don’t think before they say it. People say it without meaning it, in today’s society you hear way too many insincere ‘I love you’s’ thrown around. Love is a word with deep meaning that isn’t to be thrown around lightly. Love is a serious long term feeling, it’s a forgiving feeling. Love is a powerful thing, it’s an overwhelming feeling.
Love is love.

Stay Proud, Stay Loud Lovies,
Marie Olsson xx

What is Love to Ivybelle

That feeling that you get when you see that one person that makes your life beautiful. The way that person smiles, laughs, the way he/she walks, the way he/she smiles, acts. The way you notice their eye color, hair color. How the only thing that matters is what they say and how even though their joke isn’t funny, you can’t help but smile and laugh.

The way you get a weird feeling in your tummy, you get butterflies and you feel like you’re going to be sick. How your hand gets sweaty and get too nervous to speak. How you always think of that person and can never get enough of being around them. How you cant explain why you love that person or how to explain the feeling of love. How you will always text, call or protect them. Making sure they r okay. And even though his or her heart belongs to someone else, you’ll still stand by his or her side and cant stop that feeling.

When people tell you she/ he’s no good but you see what they don’t see. When you still have those feelings even though that person hurts you or you’re hurting inside.

How you see a future with them, something simple or something big.

Maybe it’s the way he/she hugs you and u feel at home.

The way he/she cares about you. The way he/she takes time to see you even of its just to chill and talk.

How you would give up everything, your dreams, and your place just to make him/her happy.

What is love?
It’s a question that we often ask ourselves. We wonder what is right or wrong in a relationship or what we say. But what if there isn’t any “rules” or wrong way to love someone?

Weather its a crush, or boyfriend/girlfriend or husband/wife.

We live in a world now where when something broken we just throw it away for something that wont last or isn’t worth it. We break hearts because we are confused by the rules that are created and by letting the world inter our hearts and problems.

We give and we break. But we ignore our feelings because were scared of being rejected. Either were too fat, too skinny, nerdy, too tall or too short, Too smart or too pretty or fake and ignorante.

We want to love, but do we really know what love is??
Well that’s my thought on love…

Take chances. Fall in love, do crazy things.
Be you.

-Ivybelle – Xx

Brian Opinion on “What is Love?”

“What is love”

If I can describe the word “love”, love is something you can feel, think, and see. It doesn’t mean you have to do something big or buy expensive gifts to show someone you love them it’s the presences that should attract someone to you. Just the thought of having someone right beside you and you can just look into their eyes and not say a word but know exactly what their thinking is better then trying to find a way to make them love you.

You can’t make someone love you, love has no price tags you know when you love someone when no matter how mad you get at them and how rough things may be you can always find a way to make things work. Love is when two people can go through hell and back and still be together at the end of it all. If two people love each other their going to do anything and everything they can to be together but if one person doesn’t put any effort into a relationship and the other one is that’s not love at all that’s being a shellfish bitch and only caring about yourself.

Love is when two people can meet each other half way and walk together side by side. You know you love someone when you find someone that is willing to do that, every real relationships have fights and disagreements but through it all if you can sit down and figure where things went wrong your relationship will get stronger and stronger but if you keep fighting and having disagreements and one person gives up then say bye bye to that it will feel like a waste of time and you don’t want anyone but them. It sucks and it hurts but that’s life…

You fight you make up and then you brake up and make up again that’s not a healthy relationship in order to have a healthy relationship two people that are emotionally stable can last longer then one person having a unstable emotion it just doesn’t work out and never will because your gonna try to do whatever you can to make someone happy and show you care but most of the time that person tends to just use you and walk away…

Love is simply good and bad though but if you truly love someone and they don’t love you then walk away and someone better will come and sweep you off your feet… But always remember love is patients and the longer you wait for someone you care about the better it will be when an if you get the chance to be with someone you absolutely love..