a reply to: peppycat
Being in love is not supposed to be like any one thing. Some love is forged in a crucible of hatred and anger, not between the participants, but their
social groups, or during wars and times of great chaos, flinging people together, trying to tear them apart, the process kneading and crushing
emotions until all that remains in two people is a determination to be together, to let the world burn or quench as long as they remain connected.
We once thought that life could only flourish in locations which had a fairly narrow set of resources. Sunlight, air, and the like. We now know that
much of what we thought about what life is and where it can be found is erroneous, that life can flourish in the most insane locations and situations,
locations in which we thought it would be impossible. Even now, with all our science and technological mastery, we are still being astounded at the
number of places and ways life expresses itself as a force on our world, and one day, I hope, we may discover it in other places too.
Like life, love flourishes in circumstances far broader in description than most people account for, and it is not a simple thing, but a complicated
one. The answer to your question therefore, is that love does not feel like one thing for everyone. It effects people differently, changes them, makes
them more than they were, but more than that, no one can say what it feels like to be in love. They can only tell you what it feels like for them.
For my part, when I am in love it feels like my body is trying to fly apart at the seams, while at the same time being crushed and smeared against
the face of the world by its weight. Amongst that confusion is an overriding knowledge, that come hell or high water, I could demolish empires and
raise new ones in a day, such is the vigour that love gives me, such is the energy and passion I am filled with by it, although it has been some
time... Perhaps age and a wiser head will see that particular description change over time?
Complicated questions tend to result in complex answers