LOVE.....A wonderful word,a strong word. it is known to make the world go round. it is the greatest gift of all.
The yorubas call it ife
The igbos call it ifunnaya
The calabars call it ime
The afrikaans call it liefde
The french call it l'amour
The italians call it amore
And so it goes on and on but i simply call it love!
the simple definition i came up with is this
L-life:if you really do love someone you will willingly lay your life down for the person....biblically Jesus did.In titanic jack did.
O-obedience:you'll obey every word that comes out from the mouth of your loved one...the one who you say you love.you will listen attentively and do exactly as you are told.
V-valour:it sure does take great valour to love.it took great valour for Jesus to lay down his life for you and i on the cross believe you me. same as you deciding to love someone for life....it takes great courage because then you are sharing your heart,soul,body with this one person for life!
E-everlasting:if you claim to love someone it should not be a one day thing or a one week thing or a fortnight thing or a one year thing or a one decade thing or a one century thing if we will live that long. love should be a forever thing.
One should also understand the person one loves that is to say there should be mutual understanding between you two.
There should also be this trust between you and the person you love.this unbreakable bonding trust that no other person can fathom.
Learn to accept the one you love for who she or he is not what he or she is. Adaz in his song zaro kome said primitive na somebody wife,lazy girl na somebody darling,talkative na somebody sweetheart, dirty girl na somebody honey.one mans food is another mans poison. lol
Also learn to accept when you're wrong,forgive easily,dont push the one you love too far cause you just might end up pushing them away and you will end up being sorry for the rest of your life.
still pondering on that adage i grew up hearing around that love is blind...is it? well personally i think what that adage was trying to say is you love one with flaws and all. cause ordinarily i won't say love is blind cause you won't open your eyes wide and go marry a broke arse...pardon me.
i will drop my pen here sweets....this is really just the beginning.