Salaam and hi to all lovely readers,
As you can tell by the various answers, what qualifies as "love" depends on who you ask-let along a "great love".One might argue that a marriage would qualify a "great love" while a "magical kiss" or "perfect moment" would qualify just as much. Some would even say that a "summer love" or even a perfect one-night stand would be a "great love". We see it in movies all the time.As humans of our history and this society, we like to think that TRUE love exists when in fact Love exists between people of varying degrees at varying moments in life at varying moments even in a day. But is it because we actually LOVE the person or because we love the idea of TRUE LOVE or that we want so much to be a part of the what's considered TRUE LOVE?
I have known a few people in life who have had that awesome deep love between them. No matter how old they get it remains special. And I've known a couple of people who had such a love, and when their mate died unexpectedly, they eventually found love again and it was equally deep, only perhaps in different ways. Yes, it surely is a wonderful blessing if you can be in that kind of special relationship!
Hmmm...Great love is from passionate lovers. To experience that blessing in life is to have to love yourself unconditionally.
Note: Written on Monday, August 17, 2009 at 12:49pm