For Lack of a Better Word

In our modern American use of language, the word ‘love’ has become hackneyed in the sense that we “love” everything—from activities and entertainments to foods and fabrics. What we might mean is that the object of our love, be it person, place, or thing, is drawing us toward it with such a powerful magnetic pull that the thought of resistance brings a discord and tension to our inner nature, and our will is challenged. However, perhaps our five traditional senses and many other types of sensibilities belie the true nature of love.

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