I’ve got a love. A love that’s deep, a love that overflows from within me with intense emotion, a love that is talked about but rarely seen, a love that expresses itself in many ways, in many forms; a love that sustains me, a love that drives me, a love that keeps my heart warm on a cold night, a love that can make a man shed tears, a love that dispels all fears, a love I will fight for, and a love that I would die for. I reflect on love and what it really entails, the true meaning and essence of the word. It can be exhibited through sacrifice, through compromise, through a giving of yourself, through undying loyalty and devotion. So many ways, so many different avenues and expressions of love, it intrigues me, it fascinates me and stimulates my mind. The mysteries of this profound act, of this deeply rooted human emotion. A mother’s love for her child, a husband’s love for his wife, the love of a brother or sister, God’s love for the world by sending his son to suffer and die for the forgiveness of sins, which is the ultimate act of love and always will be. You may ask: Do you believe in love at first sight? I say to you the reader, yes I do! Is it cliché? Maybe, but I’m a hopeless romantic and a dreamer; I believe in the notion that love can come into one’s life unexpectedly. That stare from across the room, that inadvertent touch that sets off something within your soul and spirit, that emotional first kiss. Why are we sometimes afraid to show our true feelings? Why do we hide our love from the ones we love the most? I ponder these questions and realize the mistakes I’ve made in the past and how much I’ve matured from the pain of losing someone I loved very much; but in my facade of indifference about my feelings for her, I lost her, it cut me like a knife and behind my seemly unconcerned demeanor, I was deeply hurt. From that day forward I vowed to always express my feelings regardless of fear of rejection or at risk of being told those feelings weren’t mutual. So allow me to express these words and release them into the universe; I love you with all my heart and soul, with everything in me, I love you.