Much poetry, literature, art and music has been devoted to the topic of love. Abiding classics such as Romeo and Juliet and Madame Bovary explore the dark side of love. Other classics celebrate love in searing prose. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians is perhaps the most famous, stating that ‘love is gentle, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast’. This remains a firm favorite at weddings and beyond.
Love is also a core theme of popular culture explored in movies and shows as diverse as When Harry Met Sally and Sex and the City. Most of us have a favorite love story, love song, love movie or love poem. Perhaps there are as many definitions of love as there are people in the world. We would like to know YOUR definition of love. What does the word love mean to you? What examples of love have you seen in your life? What aspects of love have moved you, inspired you and touched you? Which book, movie or song do you think best represents love? The more you help us understand love, the more we can try and spread it!