Monday, January 23, 2006

Coffee Talk

"We love because it's the only true adventure."
-Nikki Giovanni

Discuss.

18 comments:

Moonchild said...

I totally disagree. As I haven't been anywhere near in love with a man for over 8 years....and my life is a constant adventure. I do not need a man in my life to feel complete. LIFE is the true adventure, not love.

Jenny said...

right now, i might agree...ask me in 3 months...i might say something entirely different. :)

Mikey said...

I have to agree with Inky. Love and a significant other is the icing on top of the cake. Just keep in mind there are all types love.

alissa said...

I agree with the statment. When else do you put all of yourself out there? It's an adventure that reaches all ends of your being. I can't think of anything that has the same effect, and I agree with mikey - there are many different forms of love.

Sizzle said...

so there is the assumption she means romantic love?

interesting.

Nihilistic said...

Good point Sizz! She never did state "Romantic", but that is what most would assume...hell I did and do. But I do not agree with the statement. Love is a great adventure of course, but it isn't the only great adventure. A friendship can be a great adventure - we put ourselves out there more with our friends sometimes more than we do with our partners. I could go on and on and on but I will spare you! ;)

Melissa said...

You aren't really living if love isn't involved on some level.

Gary said...

I don't know if that is what she means, but when I use the word, I'm generally talking about all kinds of things.If she is only talking about romantic love, she's just totally wrong.It almost sounds like one of those things people say sometimes just for effect.

Bill said...

This seems an opportunity to throw in some words from the movie Don Juan deMarco:

"There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only love."

ocg said...

If we love ourselves enough we will trust ourselves to let go and experience our own adventures...

I think...

Moonchild said...

Yes I was talking about romantic love. As for actual love of my friends, family.... I know that is there all the time but I do not consider real love an adventure. :)

Mr_Rodacre said...

I must whole-heartedly agree.

Love in all of its forms is indeed a true adventure. How else can one truly know oneself if one does not stretch from within? If one does not see where boundaries lie - within oneself and with others?

Romantics, athletes, explorers, travelers, politicians, scientists, writers, artists, atheists, believers, dreamers, doers...

We are adventurers all.

Clink said...

I agree. No discussion needed. There are lots of adventurous things out there...but the only true adventure? Absolutely.

Anonymous said...

i love sweaters.

sandra said...

It's too bad (romantic love) that it isn't always a "choose your own adventure", like those fun books from way back when. Because I've definitely loved some people who...were probably not the best for me!

Sizzle said...

choose your own adventure is kinda awesome!

and so are sweaters.

ha ha.

Rabbit said...

I wasn't good at choose your own adventure books. I always wound up dead. If that translated to real-life adventures in love, I'd be playing "select your own stalker."

gorillabuns said...

when i read the quote, i didn't assume romantic love. love of family, children, friends, food, adventure. there is so much to love and so much to explore.