Love has been considered by many as one of life great experiences. But what is this thing called love. Love can be simply described as the feelings we have when we are attracted to somebody.

No doubt it is spiritual in nature. Perhaps that is why it is such a great power for good and bad. Driven by this emotion men have done wonderful things and terrible things as well. An artist when infused with love will receive genius-like inspiration. Some fellow perverted by this emotion can commit murder or suicide.

History is filled with stories of men and women who have undergone fantastic experiences because of this thing called love. Remember John Smith and Pocahontas. Remember Romeo and Juliet. There was also a king in a major country in Europe who had to abdicate his throne for the love of a lady. Also was the Legend of Ann Ruttledge whose love, many believed molded President Abraham Lincoln’s greatness.

In my recently-published Amazon Kindle e-book The Animal Story, Chu ( a city dog) is deeply in love with an extraordinarily beautiful dog called Baby Doll. When a pack of wolves led by  the villainous Ki Kong abducted Baby Doll, Chu feels the world has come to an end, and driven by his love for Baby Doll set out in a dangerous mission to find the beautiful dog. Chu is slave to love. But he is not to know it. But his kid brother Yeung knows it. Yeung wisely expressed Chu’s situation in  one of the opening sequences of The Animal Story:

YEUNG

                                               Ahhhhh; home.

His eyes widens in a surprise as he notices the smear of ice cream on his mother’s nose.

                                           Ice cream!

He leans forward to lick off the ice cream on his mother’s nose. Then:

                                        Who gave you ice cream, mom?

 MA MIA

(grinning)

                                Little  Seng.

 YEUNG

                                        Did she give you too,  Siti?

 SITI

                                Yes

 YEUNG

(ruefully)

Oooo… I’m always missing out on the goodies.

 MA MIA

Where did you go,  Yeung?

 YEUNG

I was out looking for  Chu?

 MA MIA

(grinning)

Did you see him

 YEUNG

No.

 (a pause; then)

 

Mom, where do you think he is?

 MA MIA

                                      I don’t know. But I guess he must be somewhere or the other with Baby Doll.

 YEUNG

Oh hell! That Baby Doll takes up too much of  Chu’s time.

 SITI

Don’t blame Baby Doll,  Yeung. Blame it on love.

 YEUNG

Love? What’s love got to do with it?

 SITI

 (grinning knowingly)

                                           Everything.  Chu’s in love with Baby Doll. Baby Doll’s  in lo       love with  Chu. So the two  can’t help be with each other all the time because of what: Love.

 Yeung looks at their mother who is looking at  Siti with a look of great admiration.

 YEUNG

Is that true, mom?

 MA MIA

(grinning)

                                              Yes

 YEUNG

                                             I’ll never be a slave to love like  Chu is.

 MA MIA

(grinning)

                                      You’ll be someday,  Yeung, when you meet a girl after your

  own heart.

 YEUNG

I’ll be no girl’s slave.

Close on  Ma Mia grinning knowingly, looking into the distance.

So Chu’ kid brother knows the truth. He knows that Chu has been a slave to Love. But Chu like the rest of us mortal does not know it. You see, Love is sensitivity to harmony. And the more and more sensitive we become to this harmony the more we are lost in it. Little wonder we become slaves to love when she gets us.

 

 

 

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