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Fetalvero: Defining love

Monday, February 12, 2018

A basketball player describes a relationship: “There were no rebounds, only a slam dunk.”

As inevitable as the festivity of Chinese New Year, is the worldwide celebration of hearts this coming Valentine’s Day. Say it with flowers, chocolates, a greeting card, jewelry or other more innovative approaches— anything to capture somebody’s heart.

How will one’s profession or job orientation influence the manner upon which to manifest feelings of love? Short of “Hugot lines,” what will your professional suitor, lover, spouse say to manifest his love for you?

An architect with his head down on the drawing board: “I envision a life with you. We will build a home together.”

A construction worker who’s more aggressive and determined confides to a friend: “I finally nailed her with my marriage proposal.”

An engineer, on the other hand, will find himself saying: “A pulley makes everything in construction possible. I will use that leverage to win your heart.”

How about that lawyer who will not take “no” for an answer? He might use legal terminologies: “A Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) will not stop me from seeing you.” Should he change profession first before pursuing the lady? Well, lawyers are romantic too. “I will still marry you even without a pre-nuptial agreement.”

On graveyard shift, a call center agent will most probably admit: “I have had sleepless nights not because of my work but because I cannot sleep thinking of what surprise awaits me on Valentine’s Day since you never fail to surprise me.”

Your pharmacist husband will make his own potion for love to last: 15 mgs. Understanding, 15 mgs. Tender Loving Care, 15 mgs. Willingness To Give In, 25 mgs. Forgiving Heart and 30 mgs. Unconditional Love.

Heart-shaped and Cupid pictures are still the traditional images. Add some poetic lines and these will give a Hallmark card a winning entry to someone’s heart. A chef will adopt this old cliché: The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

An astronaut will promise you the moon and the stars and capture instead your love as he defies gravity in space. Love is the most expressed emotion but it is also the most misunderstood feeling. It can either influence you to be a better person or prod you to be obsessed bordering on an unhealthy relationship. “Love is the best antiseptic and an antidote to the ills of society,” says a doctor.

As for me, the best definition of love is found in Corinthians. Check it out.

Published in the SunStar Cebu newspaper on February 12, 2018.

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