Its that time of year when eyes shift from the brawn of super bowl madness to the softer side of February’s celebrations…love. For some its that sweet mysterious emotion that sends two people into a sea of ecstasy. For others its a heart-wrenching cavern of confusion, longing, and despair. At college, it can most certainly be both.
Relationships at college, whether casual or committed, long-distance or close by, are confusing for many different reasons. There is no easy way to avoid the natural instinct of attraction, but there are ways to make wise decisions to avoid massive heartache.
In honor of the beloved (and sometimes despised) St. Valentine, this week at StateUniversity, love will be in the air to touch on some common college relationship woes and wants. So if you are planning on spending this Valentine’s Day on a romantic date or sitting anxiously by the phone or on the couch with a movie, whether apathetic or heartbroken, you don’t want to miss what we have to say about LOVE!
“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.”
“How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?”
“To describe love is very difficult, for the same reason that words cannot fully describe the flavor of an orange. You have to taste the fruit to know its flavor. So with love.”
“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
-1 Corinthians 13:5-7
“Love, like truth and beauty, is concrete. Love is not fundamentally a sweet feeling; not, at heart, a matter of sentiment, attachment, or being “drawn toward.” Love is active, effective, a matter of making reciprocal and mutually beneficial relation with one’s friends and enemies."
“Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.”
“Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.”
-Barbara De Angelis
“Why love if losing hurts so much? We love to know that we are not alone.”
“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”
-Henry David Thoreau
“All love that has not friendship for its base, Is like a mansion built upon the sand.”
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox
“Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.”
“Friendship is the finest balm for the pangs of despised love.”
“Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.”
“Love doesn’t just sit there like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.”
-Ursula K. Le Guin
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