A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds: "What does love mean?" The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:
"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth." Billy - age 4
"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne
and they go out and smell each other." Karl - age 5
"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of
your French fries without making them give you any of theirs." Chrissy - age 6
"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired." Terri - age 4
"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas
if you stop opening presents and listen." Bobby - age 7
"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared.
I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving
and smiling. He was the only one doing that.
I wasn't scared anymore." Cindy - age 8
"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken."
Elaine-age 5 (GS - Amen to that)
"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still
says he is handsomer than Robert Redford." Chris - age 7 (GS - ditto)
"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all
her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones."
Lauren - age 4 (GS - that one was for the Shieldmaiden)
"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it.
But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget." Jessica - age 8
"Clouds, Dan, clouds!" Queen Shenaynay - age... whatever...