This past week, I looked more into the idea of the love of friendship appearing in the scientific world. In this case, I thought the best place to look would be in biology and communities of animals. I found this source, which was a study that went on for several years observing the interactions of a primate community to see if there were any type of sociological patterns going on. After several years, the researchers found that among the females in the population, behavior of friendship was starting to appear.
In my research, I have been looking of a good definition for love. I am wondering if love as defined by Christian teachings has appeared in scientific research. I have my doubts, but I first need to find a solid definition of love as explained by Christianity before looking at the science part of it. I stumbled upon the book “Four Loves” by CS Lewis, which explains the four types of loves that appear in the bible. Explained in Greek, they are agape, storge, eros, and philia.
There are people who believe that love is universal and “free” to anyone. However, love may have restrictions between some people. This can be shown in Gregg Sangillo’s article on Gay rights, “Gay Rights: Civil or Moral?”. In this article, Sangillo talks about how for many years people have been fighting for gay rights and that it has not always been socially acceptable to be openly gay. Homosexual people went through a lot of obstacles because they loved people of the same gender. More and more people are fighting for gay rights and equality (Sangillo).
Love. The greatest tool to bring people together and gives birth to the feeling that tears us all apart. In times like today so many people are forgetting what it means to love, to be kind, to care... and because of this the world is in a darker, scarier time and place than it has been in a LONG time. When the news is on all you hear about is another hate crime or act of terrorism. I want change just as much as the next person, but the way people are attempting to make changes is not the way it should be done.
Based on the accumulation of all my life experiences, time discussing philosophical stances in classes, and personal beliefs, I hold true that the driving force that motivates one to live is... love. When you think about what an individual's intention behind each action is, it all relays back to some extent of the universal idea of love. For example, the intention behind getting an education might be to learn more about what an individual is capable of knowing, but really, it relates back to the theme of love, as love for his/her mental well-being is prominent.
My favorite word carries an endless load of meanings. It looks like a glimmer of hope and feels like reassuring warmth. Although the word embrace means to hold close or to accept and support, to me it goes far beyond just the literal meaning.
There are many types of things to embrace and many ways to embrace them. One may be to encourage the success of others, while the other might mean to start loving your flaws. To embrace could mean to enjoy the small things in life, or to respond to hardships with a positive outlook.
Language is a body of words and the systems for their use common to a people who are of the same community or nation, the same geographical area,or the same cultural tradition. It is a communication by voice in the distinctively human manner, using arbitrary sounds in convention always with conventional meanings. A part of language used word/s and it is important. Word is a single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used with others (or sometimes alone) to form a sentence and typically shown with a space on either side when written or printed.
The director of “A la place du coeur” decided to change the race of some of the characters. He turns Clementine who was African American in If Beale Street Could Talk, into a Caucasian women for Clementine. And also turns the family another ethnicity. It changes the whole message because society treats different races differently. In If Beale Street Could Talk, the Rivers and the Hunts were African American. In this movie, it is only the kids in what would be the Hunt's family that were African American.
"A la place du Coeur", a film produced in the year 1998 meaning where the heart is. The film is based off of James Baldwin’s novel titled "If Beale Street could Talk", but it switches the role and ethnicity of the main character, Clim, also known as Clementine. Instead of Clim being a black woman, she is casted to be a white women and it changes the story line a bit as though she is not black, she is hated for loving a black man. The setting may remain the same but the outcome of the society they’re in, is a bit different.
"I’ve lived in oakland for quite awhile now. Not much of the neighborhood has changed, but the people have. It seems as if the people keep moving in and out of the apartments and houses next to mine. Im so used to seeing new neighborhors every couple of months. As years past, my rent doesn’t seem to be the same. Maybe thats why a lot of people are moving in and out because people can’t afford it anymore. I do think that gentrification is inevitable.
In a beautiful night in the dubs, I drove my car throughout the night, lonely and desperate
He was awaiting for a text I assume, but then distracted being lost in the music
I was being very cautious on the dark broken roads yet very tempted
My phone kept blowing up with the same tone buzzing upon my seat
Not believing if it was him or not since he haven’t replied to me all day
Was it my partner texting me, oh shoot car !
That was a close one, I will keep my eyes on this damn road
I remembered that it was a school night at the moment driving though
He was about to push me off, then I rolled to my left and got up and quickly grabbed him. Boom, boom. I gave him two quick blows to the face and now it was my turn. I pushed him up against the rail and then he pushed me off him again and he punched me in my jaw. But I was too fast. He came in for another punch but I blocked it with my left arm and kicked him, and Ajai’s body fell of the edge of the building. It was over, it was all over at last. Then I fell to the ground.
My mom used to read me this book,I don’t know what it was called.We would sit out on the playground and read it over and over again.There was something so special about it.Even when I think about it now,I get tingly inside……...That was 10 years ago, now,she is gone.
Nothing is good.Bad.BAD.”It’ll only hurt a bit.”I DO NOT WANT TO HEAR IT!”People say that having the flu or the cold is the worst……I say,”Yah! Want to try cancer on for a size?!”
I grabbed the phone that sat on my bedside table(yes,hospital bed),dial F-O-O-D.
Nowhere to Run
This is an excerpt from a 61 page story. Comment if you want to read more!
“Alec watch out!” I dive out of the way, just as a swimmer races by me, as fast as a bullet. I come up to take a breath, and see my light brown hair reflected back at me from the water surface. I love to swim, always have, always will. The girl I have a crush on inspired me to swim. You know, the mermaid with red hair and an awesome singing voice? Yes, in case you haven’t figured it out, I have a crush on Ariel.
Hatred feels like a burning fury never dying down,
The smell is horrible but unknown.
A knife through your enemy’s heart is what you often may wish,
Yet somehow you are always attached to those you hate most.
The touch of hatred can kill a man,
But hearing it coming is worse that any death.
When hatred’s taste reaches your mouth there is only emptiness.
Somehow though you cannot truly hate your enemies.
Hatred’s fingers are like putting your hands into boiling oil,
then into freezing water.
There is no escape from hate.
Where there is hate, there will always love.
In Cambodia, through the scenario living off in a rural village area, a 36 year old named Pov Sovann is accused of killing people of black magic. There were around 200 people approaching him outside his house with wooden sticks and stones yelling at him. They all believed that he intentionally brought death upon six families in the village over the past two years with no prior history of diseases. Furthermore, Sovann was being accused of being a witch because of the women in the corpse that had centipedes roaming around her body is a sign of a curse.
I just finished reading act 2 of Romeo and Juliet, and so far, I’m enjoying it. In this act, Romeo is in love with Juliet and wants to marry her. His love too strong, he tells Friar Laurence that they both want to get married today, and Friar thinks they’re being too hasty. This is a little interesting and shocking at the same time because Juliet is only a thirteen-year-old Capulet girl and Romeo is a little bit older Montague, and they planned to get married in less than twenty four hours. This shows how strong and powerful their love was.
My love is anything but insincere.
Such haunts yet excites my thoughts night and day.
What we have is pure, none may interfere,
With our firm loyalty, neither will stray.
In his presence I grow weak though complete.
Hair light as a feather, eyes sparkling amber,
His charming personality so sweet.
Only for me, he does indeed pamper.
Could I compare thine to a grand sunset?
The exquisite scene could never amount,
To his gorgeous features, bright or upset.
How long have I loved him? I've lost count.
And when he calls my name I come running,
To give up my heart he has been tugging.
Fate can bring two destined souls together
Magic happens when two hearts intertwine;
Right ones uniting will be forever;
Love is so indescribably divine.
And fate can tear two destined souls apart
Through misunderstanding, through hurt and pain;
But if their love truly stems from the heart,
Then their struggles will not all be in vain.
All of our lives lie in the hands of fate
Our paths are planned from our very first breath;
Whether we experience love or hate,
Our journeys will all end the same way: death.
No matter what fate intends, keep going,
In rural Britain which few think of
Is a place where fate is much too cruel.
For young Johnny is denied his true love
By parents who have many of jewels.
But why did fate decide to keep them part?
Could their contrast in wealth mean so much?
After that first day when she stole his heart
It seemed true love whenever they touched.
Johnny’s parents would allow it no more
Since they had chosen a new wealthy bride.
It matter not, love is love, rich or poor.
Thus Johnny left with his true love beside.
The couple then created a new life
happy together and free from strife.
I liked this act less than the first; I think the plot/reasoning was slightly flawed . It seems like after meeting and supposedly falling in love, Romeo and Juliet would want to spend more time together,enjoying each other’s company before fully committing. Juliet and the Friar both mention worries about such hasty love. If Juliet is worried, then there is no reason for the couple not to wait until both are sure that they are dedicated to a life together (and all the trouble it could bring their families).
I have always wondered why Shakespeare’s writing was always such a huge part of culture and how it developed so much hype even hundreds of years after his time. My literature and composition 9 class is reading “Romeo and Juliet” right now, and I believe I understand why his writing is so unique. He finds a way to use so many different writing mediums including sonnets, long poems, shorter poems, and many more. Also, he has a way to manipulate words to capture the reader’s attention and help expand the idea and story of his writing.
Treachery comes to me as an old friend
Times before now loyalty he gave me
Will this worriment seek a bitter end
Away from his side I cannot foresee
I've become part of everyone's prattle
Distracted by rumors of their amour
Creates in me an internal battle
From all these bombardments will I endure
Shall I stay loyal to him or evade
Play the part, I become the betrayer
As if a thespian in a charade
Fighting to remain equal spite my anger
How this monstrosity comes to an end
At this point my mind cannot comprehend
Syria as a country has never been excepting of the gay life style, and in fact it is illegal for gay people to have sexual relations the penalty is up to three years in prison.
Of late however ISIS has brought to light there stunning dislike toward the LGBT community. Videos have been released by ISIS showing the brutal murders of several gay men; they were thrown off buildings and then stoned to death. The saddest thing about the videos is that you can see masses of bystanders with no facial expressions show no sign fear at the events taking place.
What is love but the burning flame of life
Like a warm fire that beckons you near
It still crackles during the coldest nights
It isn’t something you can see or hear
Love is a flower, so sweet and divine
You must water your love for it to bloom
The magic of when two hearts intertwine
Is like a bird that sings its lovely tune
Can love be unbroken through fear and lies
Will it overcome the cruelness and hate
Is love still with them when somebody cries
When a heart is aching, can it be fate
On the topic of love one thing is sure
When someone has love they need nothing more
Everyone has been talking about and are in love with the new love birds. Blake Lively and Ryan Rynolds have swept the internet with their wedding and their new romantic love. To no surprise, the news of their first born daughter has also blown up the internet because who wouldn't love a new baby whose parents are such attractive and loving celebrities!? Even though the internet is constantly trying to guess the baby's name, like Violet, James, Madison, and many more, the parents still won't let the name of their baby girl slip out to the public.
One’s point of view for the power to heal an individual or give out treatment is a totally different when it comes to many Cambodian families, but especially upon my own family belief. My family members have told me that during their time in Cambodia, every family has their own struggle based on their beliefs and the change of generations have shaped different people with different mindsets of religious superstitions. My family has their own belief of treating an individual when one is ill or when one is in their mental/physical pain.
I read the book Dark Triumph and loved it. The book had all the mystery and romance of a Shakespeare novel, but was written in a way so that modern readers, such as myself, can understand and enjoy it. The main character was perfect, with plenty of person vs. self conflict that made her so much more intricate.