We loved with a love that was more than love.

“We loved with a love that was more than love.” ~ Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

This is so true. If you’ve ever loved someone, I mean really loved someone — the feeling is unexplainable. If someone were to ask me what I love about my boyfriend of nearly seven years, I don’t know what I’d say. I just love him. That’s it. I can’t explain it. If I explained it, I’d have to sit you down for days and days and you still wouldn’t feel the way I feel.

Love seems to be a word that is often overused yet most yearned for as human beings. We want to be loved. We all hope to experience a love greater and deeper than any feeling we’ve ever felt before.

Just yesterday we went to Pizza Hut and order this stuffed, pretzel baked crust, Canadian bacon pizza. It was to. DIE. FOR. I loved it. But I don’t really love it. That’s silly.

I love my parents and brothers. I love the new dog, Poppy, that my parents just got. I love my new phone. I love my job (mostly). I love a lot of things. But each love is different. Right? So many meanings for one little 4-letter word. And so many times has the lack of that word or the way you express the word been a back crushing heartbreak.

When someone you love dies, when your favorite TV show is cancelled, when you break up with your significant other.. That love — that feeling, it’s broken. Like an unsolvable word scramble.

“But our love it was stronger by far than the love of those who were older than we, of many far wiser than we.” ~Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

Setting aside the materialistic side of “love;” the cars and homes and newest gadgets.. Real love, the kind that we can’t explain — Poe hit it head on when he said that ‘we loved with a love that was more than love.’ I’ve never been good at translating meanings for what the authors meant but regardless it’s clearly accurate. If only my vocabulary were big enough to use a more accurate word for the way that I feel about those I love.

You can read Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe by clicking here. Have you loved with a love that was more than love?

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