Eros & Philia

“Love is not a feeling. Love is an action, an activity…true love is an act of will that often transcends ephemeral feelings of love or cathexis, it is correct to say, ‘Love is as love does’.”
– M. Scott Peck

“Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.”
– Jean De La Fontaine

My thoughts and feelings about Valentine’s day range from desire to apathy. Desire is present in that I desire to have someone intimate in which to celebrate Eros Love. Apathy has been present because I haven’t had anyone with which to enjoy that for many years.

This year is something different. I still have the desire, but I am choosing to drop the apathy and focus on Philia Love. To show love and appreciation to those whom I call friends and family, as well as to my neighbors and strangers I greet. I believe Love is best when spread around!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Tell someone that you love them!!