What is it?
This potent potion, which changes hearts, clouds minds, and sanctifies souls.
At least from the outside…
People seek it. It must feel good, so very good.
When it is taken away men weap, they wallow, they lose hope.
It applies to all, the righteous, the wicked, the young the old.
A part inside each of us needs it.
So is it the reaction of when two people meet who both have hormonal releases precipitated by the other?
Well that appears to be part in all of love. For some that might be it.
It appears that the chemicals in our bodies are seeking a one, another to love.
Then the actions, the love making for sure, but also the cuddling, the talking, the togetherness.
For some, a connection grows that is deeper than mere chemical.
And that is good. . . but for them, when that connection is taken away, it is a violent reaction. Two souls knit in one, and the separation is a violent surgery.
Marriage seems to facilitate this deeper love. Deeper connection. And of course service, and time, and children and shared experience.
At least that’s what love appears to be as an outsider looking in.
It seems nice. And I’d love to have it. But for now, I’ll keep guessing what it is like. And I’ll keep wishing there were less of it in songs.