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I was just reflecting on a conversation I had with my friend the other evening about love. I believe it was because, as per usual, I was thinking about her, and how much I love her, and how much I miss her when I can't be with her. So the question came up, what is it with artists/authors, and the topic of love?

I suppose the thing about love is that, it is the most intense emotion that one can feel. It is not just one emotion, it is many, combined into something that pushes you to the brink of insanity, lifts you up when you are broken, breaks you down when you are high. It causes all the joy and sorrow, all the pain and ecstacy that you could ever imagine, and yet you keep coming back for more. Every time you crash and burn, it makes you whole again. Love is the most incredible gift that you could ever give to some one, or be given. So I think that since authors and artists alike go to such lengths in order to create beauty, that they want to share one of the most beautiful things in creation.

Love is not always perfect, it is not always sublime. It is terrifying, and yet in spite of that terror, in spite of its imperfection, and our own human failings, it makes us feel right. Every individual simply wants to be loved, to feel needed, to feel like they have a place to go when the night gets cold. Love is so important to art and to literature because it comes in so many varieties. There is no status quo for love. It does not have to always be romantic, it does not always have to be insanely passionate. Love can be mild, tender, and kept between friends. Love can be shown through simple understanding and compassion. Love is given freely, and unselfishly, and these are the things that make it beautiful and incredible. Love allows an artist or author to see the world with benevolent eyes. It allows a person to look at the world and feel the need to jealously guard their love, but also feel the need to share it. There is nothing like love, and no mere words can ever truly describe or portray the wonder that one feels when in love. I think this is why authors and artists in general have such a passion for the subject. It is something that, if one could truly capture it, could describe it in all its clarity and vagueness, recreate all its passion. its compassion, its healing, its destructiveness, and its torment, then they would accomplish something incredibly memorable. And everyone wants to be remembered.

All that's in my mind, is those words we never say but always hear falling between the cracks.

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