Sunday, October 01, 2006

Random thoughts

I realise that I pick up on other people's actions, especially those whom I see often. The way they talk, the way they sound, the vocabulary they use, the gestures.

Does this mean that I have no individual style of talking and expression?

Just finished reading this manga called "The Voices of a Distant Star", a lovey-dovey mushy love story that spans across time and space. Something like The Lake House, I suppose, though I didn't watch the movie. Made me go "awwww" and renewed my hope about love again.

Read somewhere that one doesn't have to know another person a lot before beginning a relationship, but just enough to pique one's curiousity to spend time with him to find out more.

Thought for the day: What is Love ?

Love is Accepting
Acceptance is labeling someone as "okay" and having no particular desire to change them. Who they are is perfectly fine with you. You pose no condition on whether you will love them or not. This is call unconditional love. When your love is conditional, the moment they step outside your set of conditions, love evaporates.

Love is Appreciating
Appreciation is one step beyond acceptance. Its when your focus is on what you like about another. We look at them and feel this sweeping appreciation for who they are, their joy, their insights, their humor, their companionship, etc. When someone says they are "in love" with another, they mean their appreciation is so enormous for this person that it consumes their every thought.


k said...

But what happens to Love when curiosity is satisfied?

Super Boing Boing said...

k: You set the cat on it of course! Duh!

josh kimura said...

i got this from my friend;
Your time is your life. That is why the greatest
gift you can give tosomeone is your time.
Relationships take time and effort, and the best
way to spell love is T-I-M-E because the essence
of love is not what we think or do or provide for
others, but how much we give of ourselves! *

Harvey said...

You're not the only one. I pick up traces of other people's mannerism subconciously all the time.

savante said...

Set the cat on it? Is the rabbit on drugs?

Musang said...

love is respect.

when you lost respect, you lost love. like totally.

i'm out of love for a very long time now, thanx for the reminder of what love is.

cain & abel said...

very well said there. You sure write some good stuff here ;p

Heartsong said...

I have written something on love as well.

Come visit my blog,sometime.

Heartsong said...

My blog should read:

William said...

It just means your're impressionable. Subconsciously trying to be Joe-Blend-In.

Derek said...

k: It doesn't mean that love has to end. If it feels right, then go ahead and continue.

super boing boing: Good one, bunnyban ;P

josh kimura: Wow, that is really sweet and meaningful. I will remember that. Thanks.

harvey: OK, I thought it's just me.

savante: Hey, you're the doc. You tell me! ;P

musang: Love = respect. I like that. And it's true.

cain & abel: Thanks. You do too. ;P

heartsong: Sure, will check out your blog soon.

william: Thanks for dropping by.

Impressionable? Blending in? That's the last thing I would do. If I did, I would be straight, won't I? ;P