Love is such a big topic, it’s almost too big. And yet everything I thought of to say about it has been blogged about before, here or elsewhere.
So I decided to have some fun with it. I called up a search engine for an amusing little game, which is to start a sentence in the search box and see how the site suggests filling in the rest. For example, when I typed in, “Jennifer didn’t ...” I got, “Jennifer didn’t know she was pregnant.”
Well, I’m not pregnant. But it was a rather startling sentence.
In the spirit of this game, I decided to try a few phrases about love. And the first thing I learned is that people must search for song lyrics a heck of a lot, because that is what came up most often. And we have a lot of songs about love, because why not? Also, a fair number of cliches came up, touching on our other theme for February.
So here, according to a top search engine, are some things we’re thinking about love:
Love is a battlefield, but love is not a fight. Love is an open door, and love is patient, but love is not enough. Love is like oxygen.
Love doesn’t exist, hurt, or cost a thing. (Ha!)
Love is like a butterfly, love was easy, love was made for you and me.
On the other hand, love isn’t fair, and it isn’t always on time.
Love wasn’t meant for me. Love isn’t real.
Love was born. And, more cryptically: Love was when.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other.
Finally, my personal favorite:
Love is like a dog.