On Love

What is  the favourite passtime of a thinking mind? Keep thinking. Well, its THINKING. How do I know? Well I thought about it. But what should one think of on valentine’s? Especially when one is not capable of getting oneself something as elementary as a date? I thought about LOVE ( I know you knew it) and its meaning. I exhausted all words and but could not quite capture it. Therefore I shall resort to plagiarism. I shall quote: 

“If I speak in human or angelic tongues,  but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body [to hardship] that I may boast,  but do not have love, I gain nothing.

     Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

     Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.  For we know in part and we prophesy in part,  but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.  When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.  For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

     And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

For people who do not know where this is from, this is a part of the greatest love letter ever written.

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