What Is Love?

What is love?
A flower that thirsts for water, yet receives a drought.
The composer who writes notes on a sheet of music, yet has no orchestra to play it.
The night, with its terrors and fears, that seems to never end.
The caterpillar waiting in its chrysalis for the moment of change.
The man sitting on a sidewalk bench in despair, with nobody to comfort him.

Or love could be...
The thirsty flower awarded with an everlasting spring of water.
The composer that hears his orchestra play the beautiful music that he wrote.
The reign of night, broken by the first light of the sun.
The beautiful butterfly, awakened from its long sleep.
The happiest man on earth that has his love to share it with.
~June 20, 2005.~