How do you Measure LOVE?
It is a valid question for me, because love does come in quantities, I love my partner MORE than I love my dog, especially since right now I am upset with my dog. Apparently she has forgotten how to go outside to relieve herself, she is getting older poor dear. Anyway quantifiying love is an interesting concept, so is the ceasing of love. When someone no longer loves someone, where did that bucket of love go anyway? Is it less, has it ceased?
Love is a funny thing, I have been in love before, having multiple marriages is the least way to measure that idea. Do I still love my first husband? No doubt. Does my first love still love me? Not so much anymore, or it has morphed into a “I care about you” measure of love. The fact that we are good friends is a kind of love I suppose, but how do you really measure LOVE?
As a sort of old-fashioned woman I count on the man in my life to be my warrior, my protector, my provider, my man. I love it when a man is a real man, somewhat needing to be in control and dominant, able to make decisions, able to take charge, able to lead. When that happens I can let go and let my guy be a guy, be a man. And I love him more becasue of that ability to give me what I need from him, the strength of character and mentality to be able to listen to me, to love me and to have the desire to take care of me, this is real big love to me. I am not talking about being harmed by a man, I am talking about recognizing a need I have and asking for that need to be filled.
The meme is an exaggeration of course, but not competely, I would surely give up much control in exchange for finding my big bad wolf if he was full to the brim with love beyond measure, for me.