What Would You Do For Love?

It’s really a simple question.

Even if it’s unrequited? Even if it defies cultural traditions? Even if a monumental obstacle stands in the way of making it work? Is our naivety reflected in our stubborn belief that love conquers all or is there some truth to the desire?

There was a time when I would do anything for love. A time when sacrifices in my life were made in desperate hope to keep the love alive. But there comes a time in everyone’s life when we learn that love is not the shell of a relationship. Love is the heart of a relationship between two people. Without love, whatever relationship that was kept alive is just an echo of something that has been.

Yet the words “love is never enough” has always been a personal motto since those years. You can have all the love in the world, but the world doesn’t run on it. Neither are problems solved from it. You cannot buy with love. You cannot feed off love. Love doesn’t shelter you as rain pelts down over your head or the sun burns down on your skin. Love doesn’t bring the dead to life, neither does save one from dying.

So it’s ironic that out of all love is worth, there is no greater word we gave meaning to lets us feel so alive. No greater word that inspires poets and writers to create works of art. No greater word for people to live and sadly, die for. No greater word for people to feel utterly human.

What would you do for love?

I would do enough. Nothing more. Nothing less.

10 thoughts on “What Would You Do For Love?

  1. Love is just a word. Only we give it meaning and life. And so we have throughout the centuries and will keep doing so until the end of time.

  2. Love can be a many splendid thing
    Has another joy you bring
    A dozen roses
    Diamond rings
    Dreams for sale
    And fairy tales
    It’ll make you hear a symphony
    And you’ll just want the world to see
    But like a drunk that makes you blind
    It’ll fool you every time

    The trouble with love is
    It can tear you up inside
    Make your heart believe a lie
    Gets stronger then your pride
    The trouble with love is
    It doesn’t care how fast you fall
    And you can’t refuse the call
    See you’ve got no say at all

    After all I’ve been through, it’ll take alot for me to do anything for love. 🙂

  3. love is never enough. i agree wholeheartedly with that statement. the whole base of pastry may be flour, but it’ll never work out as a well-baked item without all the other ingredients. a relationship, a marriage, a friendship…can never ever be sufficient with love alone. it’s the extra work and the additional bits that determine whether it’ll sink or swim. i personally feel that if love is flour, then respect, communication and mutual understanding is the butter, eggs and salt that keeps a relationship together.

    i would do what is necessary for love to thrive – work on the extra bits so it won’t all fall flat.

  4. Dee: Like…finding love in the first place?

    Lishun: Yeah, it takes a lot of work. It cannot exist on its own and it definitely can’t solve every problem that can come its way.

    ChickyBabe: Variable, but what would you do?

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