This morning I followed Neil Gaiman's "I love you." Twitter post to this blog: http://bit.ly/8Qsc in which the author asks that we all post to our social media circles three words: I love you.
I posted that I love you, I even found a a mural on a wall in Boise,ID that proved my love to you: http://twitpic.com/2u6m5
But are we misusing the word love, taking advantage of a word that still holds a charge. People used to be much more economical in the use of their words. Love was reserved for actual love. Awesome meant something that actually inspired awe, a feeling which would render you speechless, and incapable of uttering something like, "That is awesome!".
I'm not stingy with my love, I can give out a lot. I can love everything. But do I need to say it? All the time?
Should we be telling everyone that we "Love" everything when what we really mean is like a lot, or think is neat? Or should we save the word for special moments, moments when the feeling we have renders us speechless?
Maybe there is no word for love now that we are loving everything all the time.
"You'll love our new nachos!"
Really? Love? Speechless and all?
I believe in love, and expression, and that we are what we speak. The words we choose shape our beliefs and I would rather live in a world where we all love everything.
But I also love asking questions.
And I wonder if Love is subject to the law of diminishing returns?