I don't know why I am doing this while waiting for some 4th of July barbecue, but I am going to attempt to discuss "love" (with the disclaimer that I a not very good at this).
Ok. So, this is what I think about romantic love.
It's being in the presence of your significant other and feeling easy breezy, even if things aren't necessarily so, because if there 's a problem between us two, even if we don't have the answer right away we will work together to figure it out.
It's wanting to take care of you 'honey' when they don't feel well. You want to take the day off, not answer the phone, not sleep a wink until you know that they are ok. When your sweetheart isn't at their best you want to build them up.
It's 'wanting' to take care of their every need, even if they don't need you to.
It's being able to sit in the same room in a comfortable silence. You can give your partner one look from across the room and the love is confirmed all over again.
It's about being able to express your feelings without feeling like you're giving your partner ammunition to throw back at you in a negative manner.
It's about when you are feeling your worst, and your partner being able to point out your best, just to remind you should you forget.
It's about giving to your partner (whether it's time, assistance, support, whatever) without keeping score.
It's about looking at your partner and thinking, 'my life is already great, and you make it better.'
It's about not feeling bad about giving so much of yourself because you are receiving just as much in return.
It's about being able to hug your partner and feel like you are HOME.
I am not an expert at this particular topic, and I haven't been in love in about 12 years (and that was unrequited), so maybe the things I listed is some outdated wish list of a girl and not the reality of a grown woman with a child. The one thing I think I know is that these listed things touch on some fundamental basics when it comes to relationships. I guess my justification for this list is, even though I ain't never had it, don't mean I don't know what it is! I don't know, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it (for now, lol)! It's not poetic and I can definitely write more eloquently, but my contacts are bothering me and my food is ready, so I'm out, for now!