Defining Love

Dictionary definitions of love: 1) A strong feeling of affection. 2) A strong feeling of affection and sexual attraction for someone. 3) Affectionate greetings conveyed to someone on one's behalf. But is that really all Love is? Is it that easy to catorgorise Love, to define Love?

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1. Ridiculous love.

I stand in the hallway leaning my forehead against the front door, eyes closed, hands still on the door handle. It's been at least a minute since I closed the door behind him, although I can still feel the shadow of his lips against mine and the skin on my back still tingles with the ghost of hands, firm but gentle. I imagine my head buried into the material on his t-shirt and almost feel the thud of his heartbeat against my cheek, soft and steady, constant and safe. As I breath, I call to mind his sweet scent as though he is still stood in front of me. My heart scuttles a little with the overwhelming realness of the memory and the smell fades, so I squeeze my eyes tighter and will it to come back to me, like a child hopelessly willing for a sweet before bed, but it is gone. I open my eyes just enough to see the silver watch around my left wrist: 23:08. If you'd have told me this time last year that it was possible to miss someone after just 8 minutes of them being away, I'd have told you to stop being ridiculous.

But then, I guess love is ridiculous, in it's own special way.

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