“Above all things I believe in love. Love is like oxygen. Love is a many-splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love!”
-Christian (Ewan McGregor), Moulin Rouge
Some may say that love is all you need, with love anything is possible, that lover conquers all. I wonder though, is it true? Is love really all we need?
“A girl has got to eat… She’ll end up on the street.”
-Satine (Nicole Kidman), Moulin Rouge
Satine makes a very valid point. To survive in this world we need more than love, we need a home, food, clothing and everything else. However, if you love someone and they love you, whether it be a husband, wife, partner, parent, child… whatever… wouldn’t you make sure that they are cared for in every way possible, because that’s what you do for someone you love, isn’t it?
So back to my original question, is love all we need?
Love is a lot of things, it can be expressed in many different ways but can love in itself give us everything we need?
Let’s just take a moment to define what love is. Can you define love?
It’s not easy is it. To put feelings into words, to describe exactly what love is.
Even if it were, your definition would likely be different to others. From mother to child, from child to father, even from one wife to another their definition of love would not be exactly the same.
I think love is so difficult to define in words because love is better expressed through actions, rather than just words. Of course it is nice to hear the words, “I love you” but remember what they say?
Actions speak louder than words.
So, again back to the question at hand.
Is love all we need?
I’m going to say yes, because love is not in the words, it’s in the actions.
So, yes. Love IS all we need, because when you love someone you do everything in your power to give them all that they need.
Now get out there and SHOW those you love, exactly how much you love them.
Because in the end, Love is all you need.
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