Paper: The Creative Writing, Romance and Love

Romance and LoveWhen | was assigned this topic to write about, | immediately thought of Eros. The ancient Greek word that describes the romantic side of love. Philos andAgape are really more spiritual in nature, but Eros, now that's a physical love.| envision Eros as the sweaty fumbling in the back of old Chevrolets, and thefirelit evenings where everything seems to go just right and the sex is perfect,And even in the dark, rent by the hour hotel rooms where men and womenwith no names briefly join and then quickly part, never knowing the otherpersons name. All of these things are Eros to me. All of these things, whilethey might seem repulsive to you, are actually romantic to some. The actualdefinition of romance has been significantly altered in the minds of men astime progressed. The original definition of romance is: a fiction; afalsehood; a love affair. Now | am sure that you all know that everyone has a different definition of love. Some see love as being able to endure me,some see love as being able to please me, and others see love as being ableto obey me. All of these are true to some and violently wrong to others, butthat is the beauty of love, it is available to all. Romance is therefore arelative thing. The fact is that romance, or Eros, is different things to differentpeople. To me, romance is a fleeting thing. It is a step towards a betterthing, towards love that isn't physical. Romance epitomizes the best andworst of love. It is a thing that | at once desire and despise. | suppose that Iwill eventually get ensnared in it's web, | can only hope that the nectar that itfeeds me will be sweet enough to offset the acrid aftertaste of the inadequacyof romance as a substitute for the real love that | seek. ...