Single Frame Stories – I Believe: Love Is Not A Four-Letter Word

Love is not a four letter word

I’ve been away from Single Frame Stories for a few weeks. I haven’t been inspired with any truly creative interpretations of the prompt word(s) until this round. The prompt is “I Believe”. And taking a look around Second Life lately, that has led me to create this image.

Love is not a four-letter word in the sense that it is not to be taken lightly or in haste. Bandying about the term when you have barely known someone for a week is a curse upon the meaning of the word. I’ve never been a believer in love at first sight. Lust? Sure? Infatuation? Maybe within an hour or so (excluding the times one might be wearing beer goggles). But to love someone you need to know what makes them who they are. You need to understand their warts and idiosyncrasies and still experience that depth of feeling only love can bring.

Love is all of the letters of the alphabet, the words of every language, every story written across all time.

Love is NOT as simple as a four-letter word.

6 thoughts on “Single Frame Stories – I Believe: Love Is Not A Four-Letter Word

  1. Rwah August 28, 2013 / 5:12 pm

    I love this picture. And yes! I did use the L word. And why not as this picture is one of my favorites.

    I agree Peep, the word love seems the same as ‘latte’ or ‘sunshine’. People throw it out there and it holds no meaning anymore. Hugs

    • PeepSideshow Darkward August 28, 2013 / 5:18 pm

      Thank you, Rwah! It was a new adventure in PS for me and I didn’t pull out all of my hair in the process (just most!)

      The saddest part is that too many people get hurt…not for love but what they mistake for love.

  2. Rwah August 28, 2013 / 5:37 pm

    We have all been there I think. Specially in SL things seem to go fast and love is easily used. Been there, done that, got a stack of tshirt’s. And I learned that lesson the hard way.

  3. caoimhelionheart August 29, 2013 / 12:50 am

    Well thats very true, but I think, in some situations you “have love” of or love “something” about a person, and not be “in” love in the traditional sense, we just choose to shorthand our verbal cues. I have so much love for you my dear friend Peep, tho timewise and reality wise we’ve only just met. I cherish and adore you are perhaps better said, tho I know I love many “things” about you, i.e. your kindness and honesty. I think in general, love of a lover does come softly through shared experience, but I dream that the love of a soul mate just “is.” It is written on your heart long before you meet them, kismet of sorts. But, well, look at single old me, I’ve always been too much of a romantic sort, perhaps one day I will settle to simply fall in love with a friend.

    • PeepSideshow Darkward August 29, 2013 / 7:50 am

      The point I was trying to make here was more specific to the people who flit from partner to partner, always “in love” with each and every one of them – until they’re not (or somebody better/more exciting comes along). It lessens the meaning of the word to me. Yes, we CAN love something about someone and not be “in love” with them. I do love my lil Cao, but that is a platonic – even sisterly – love. And while I hope you find your soul mate someday, I won’t be disappointed if you fall in love with someone who IS your friend – your best friend. I wouldn’t consider that “settling” in any sense of the word. It is a foundation that is built on knowing the person you are in love with, developing trust and respecting and accepting all of the pluses – and minuses – that make up that individual.

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