August 23, 2005

What is love?

Great Scot

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...


Lynn Bruce said...


I saw some most excellent clouds yesterday, and wished that you were seeing them, too.


Androphenese said...

I took some pretty sweet cloud pics in Arkansas, I think they are the cloud kings.

I may post them soon

Mother Hen said...

Having never seen real love only love with strings attached I am so refreshed that these wee ones know what it is. In fact I am off to query my chicks as to what love is to them...I 'll post the results soon!
P.S. Nice to make your aquaintance, Great the earlier post as to why you are called Great...all I can say is what a blessing you are to your family and to many, many others who benefit greatly from AO...thank you!

And Queen Shenaynay...thank you, too for all the hard work...please pass that on to the other adivory chicks and I are most indebted to all of you!!

X said...

Truely greatness. I love it.*

polemic turtle said...

Oh, this is just brilliant!