“Future love does not exist. Love is a present activity only. The man who does not manifest love in the present has not love.” – Leo Tolstoy

“God lends me His heart to love you with. I asked for it when I found my own was too small, and it really holds you, and leaves you room to grow.” – Mary Haskell

“Friendship and love … know each other and avail themselves of each other. The solidest friendship is that of friends who love one another.” – Eudora Welt

We decided to tackle the big word. Love. Understandably, a lot of people expressed how difficult it was to capture the essence of what this word/concept means to them, or an experience that encapsulated it, especially in one minute. But we got voice notes anyway – the stories here go from love between friends to love between families to romantic love (of course).

It’s such an abstract thing and covers such a range of emotions that any attempt to define it is too subjective to be universal. Or can it be both? A contributor referred to this article about love in friendships and here’s letters between not-quite-lovers and it’s fascinating how these two can be so different but be the same thing. When it comes to love, I have more questions than answers. And I’m not alone. Here’s the episode:

Thanks to everyone who sent a voice note in – we couldn’t use them all but we’re glad you shared your stories with us. Don’t forget we’re on iTunes now. Also, follow us on Twitter so we can talk a little more about the episodes. If you’d like to participate in the next episode, you can subscribe to our newsletter where we’ll henceforth be sending topic details through.

Whether you understand it or not; we hope you feel a little loved today.

‘P.

Music in the Episode:

Ghosts on the Shore by Lord Huron

Skin Tight (Cover) by Funbi

The One Who Never Comes by Asa

Right By You by John Legend

Open by Rhye

Say You Love Me by Jessie Ware

 

Written by Nik-Nak