Saturday, January 1, 2011


Hawm just mentioned that there are 96 Sanskrit words for 'love'.
I tell one of my best friends that I love him all the time. And sometimes it makes other people uncomfortable, especially when they know my boyfriend and they hear me telling someone other than him 'I love you!'

I'd sure like it if there was a special word in English that would let me say 'you're rad and I'll keep you forever because you make me happy'. Oh wait, that word would be 'love'.

I bet Sanskrit would have words for the following:

1. I love you but I hate you at the same time.
2. I love you and I want you to be my best friend forever.
3. I love you, I'm glad I met you and you make me happy.
4. I love most of you, but you're missing some very important things.
5. I love you because I want to be you.
6. I love you because I'm related to you, but you really piss me off a lot.

On second thought, I don't think I'd want to say those things to people. Maybe it is a good thing that we're just stuck with 'love'.

1 comment:

  1. Could you imagine the confusion if people actually said what they meant?