Do you know how many ways to say “love”?
Each word reflects a different intimacy with love
Romantic love, Passionate love, Mad love, Tender love
Hubb, Ishq, Shaghaf, Hanaan
This feeling is not one dimensional
It’s not just the “I love you” we say at goodbye
Love is layered
Because it has phases
My languages are expansive
It’s the “amorrrrr” Lala says when she starts a sentence
It’s the “sadke jawa” your Khala declares when you bring her a cup of chai
Words that pack a punch
Build your vocabulary
What love, specifically, do you feel?
Remember the tale of Laila and Majnoon
What makes love pure?
Attributed to complete innocence
When we begin to give up what’s most precious to us
Mi vida, corazón de melón, hayati, qalbi, meri jaan
Nothing material, love transcends externalities
The longing that makes me write a song
Passion that brings out another sense of fashion
Madness without anger
Only makes you softer
Do you know many ways to say “love”?