Love, you say, is a two way thing.

Our primary theme is "Love Begins with Me" and we encourage submissions to be centered around this theme and/or incorporating the Global Love Day tenets: We are one humanity on this planet.; All life is interconnected and interdependent.; All share in the Universal bond of love.; Love begins with self acceptance and forgiveness.; With respect and compassion we embrace diversity.; Together we make a difference through love.

Holmes many times and learned to love the man as well as the poet.

We live in a culture where love and inadvertently sex is in almost everything.

and because you yourself don't love him.

To respond to the fungibility worry, Whiting and Delaney appealexplicitly to the historical relationship. Thus, Whiting claims,although there may be a relatively large pool of people who have thekind of excellences of character that would justify my loving them,and so although there can be no answer to question about why I come to love this rather than that person within thispool, once I have come to love this person and so have developed ahistorical relation with her, this history of concern justifies mycontinuing to love this person rather than someone else (1991, p. 7).Similarly, Delaney claims that love is grounded in“historical-relational properties” (1996, p. 346), so thatI have reasons for continuing to love this person rather thanswitching allegiances and loving someone else. In each case, theappeal to both such historical relations and the excellences ofcharacter of my friend is intended to provide an answer to question , and this explains why the objects of love are not fungible.

Love is a feeling, not a command.

Daughter of a clergy man, Emily Bronte the nom de plume of the author Ellis Bell, penned Wuthering Heights and left British society in an uproar due to the content within the pages while having touched upon forbidden love, the supernatural, dark passion, incest, race, and women’s rights.

The entertainment culture portrays love as being all about sex and infatuation.

Director's Award for Essay Mary Shorun "Love's Root" (USA)()

In conceiving of my love for you as constituted by my concern for youfor your sake, the robust concern view rejects the idea, central tothe union view, that love is to be understood in terms of the (literalor metaphorical) creation of a “we”: this concern for youis fundamentally my concern, even if it is for your sake andso not egoistic.[]

Director's Award for Essay Jana Ostrom "Love Begins with Me" (USA)()

As this criticism of the union view indicates, many find caring aboutyour beloved for her sake to be a part of what it is to love her. Therobust concern view of love takes this to be the central and definingfeature of love (cf. Taylor 1976; Newton-Smith 1989; Soble 1990, 1997;LaFollette 1996; Frankfurt 1999; White 2001). As Taylor puts it:

Webster’s Dictionary describes love as being a strong affection (“Love”).

Honorable Mention Essay Tasha Halpert "Love Begins With Me" (USA)()

There are several reasons for saying that the novel is a love story and there are several reasons that state that Wuthering heights is not a love story.

Romantic love (which I will usually abbreviate to "love") drives exclusive relationships.

by Pablo Neruda both express the use of love in unconventional ways.

Hamlyn goes on to suggest that love and hate might be primordialemotions, a kind of positive or negative “feelingtowards,” presupposed by all other emotions.[]

One can be in the formative and/orterminal stages of romantic love with more than one person.

Honorable Mention Essay Frank Ra "Love Begins with Me" (Canada)()

This account analyzes caring about someone for her sake as a matter ofbeing motivated in certain ways, in part as a response to what happensto one’s beloved. Of course, to understand love in terms ofdesires is not to leave other emotional responses out in the cold, forthese emotions should be understood as consequences of desires. Thus,just as I can be emotionally crushed when one of my strong desires isdisappointed, so too I can be emotionally crushed when thingssimilarly go badly for my beloved. In this way Frankfurt (1999)tacitly, and White (2001) more explicitly, acknowledge the way inwhich my caring for my beloved for her sake results in my identitybeing transformed through her influence insofar as I become vulnerableto things that happen to her.