“Love you can spend like currency isn’t really love.”
From The Winter Long by Seanan McGuire
So what is love?
Not just romantic love, but LOVE in all of its forms.
I don’t know how to describe the feeling. But I do know that real love is:
- Freely given
- Freely received
Anything else is a parody, or worse a lie.
Why share the quote?
It’s a good reminder (for me at least) that love and approval are different.
Love can exist without respect and trust, but not without acceptance or compassion.
Yesterday this quote helped me maintain perspective when flashbacks of my family and former friends hit hard. Maybe it will help you too.
Thanks for reading.