Love Sick

Tender affection, longing, giving of one’s self for the sole good of another, this is love. Love most closely resembles a fever. Love takes over thoughts and actions causing the victim to give into the symptoms. Love, like a fever if not monitored properly can quickly take over a whole person.
William Shakespeare in his one hundred forty seventh sonnet describes love as a sickness, “My love is as a fever, longing still for that which longer nurseth the disease; Feeding on that which doth preserve the ill, the uncertain sickly appetite to please. My reason, the physician to my love, Angry that his prescriptions are not kept, Hath left me, and I desperate now approve, Desire his death, which physic did except. Past cure I am.”
Love reaches into the depths of the human heart and stirs up a great many emotions that were previously thought to be non- existent. A fever affects the body, changing it and making it weaker, but it also builds up a stronger immune system for the future. Love while it may not always be comfortable cause people to learn a great deal about who they are as a person. The human heart regarding love can be quite picky and difficult to please; it can be relentless thinking only of itself. A fever does this as well, the germs invade using the body to their own good- they are selfish. The phrase “love is blind” is true in that when someone loves another, their whole heart becomes fully devoted to the lover regardless of the persons physical appearance. Love as well as a physical fever, takes time to recover from. Lost love leaves a sick and empty feeling in the heart, just as a fever does to the body. True love, unlike a fever can never be forgotten it is cherished. Love being the completely and absolutely consuming is very much like a fever, because once infected it becomes unavoidable.


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