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Cookie Cutter Love by dammitMEL Cookie Cutter Love by dammitMEL
I severely dislike this shot. I'll redo it another day.

I like the idea that nothing is "cookie cutter." Especially when it comes to love. Love isn't the same for everyone. It could be a range of many things.

I'm not looking for critique on this. I'm looking for YOUR opinion on love and what it means to you. Have you ever felt love?

Personally? My answer is no. I have been loved and have loved someone else, but I have never been IN love.
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tsumeslash Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is a cute photo in my opinion :)

Love, to me, is not the stereotype it has been made out to be. Love is finding an imperfect person and seeing them perfectly. Love is still wanting to be with that person when you realize they are completely different from the structure you imagined. Love happens by chance and is a feeling that has to grow and be nurtured into something bigger than what was being felt in the beginning. Because, obviously, there is no such thing as love at first sight. That is what lust is. Which is why i must say that it is not a matter of age in knowing your feelings (addressing 'kids dont know love' issue), it's common sense. Love makes your tummy do back-flips and your pulse faster and slower at the same time; It makes you feel a whole range of emotions and makes everything brighter because it is in your life. Lust makes your pulse more palpable between your legs.
And there is a difference between love and being IN love. You LOVE your father, you aren't IN love with him. I'm not sure I've ever been IN love. I have loved, though. I love my girlfriend of what will be 6 months on the 28th, but I feel that it is too soon to say I'm in love with her. Being in love is too strong a feeling for a time so short (to me it is at least).
There's more I'd like to say, but it's stuck deep in my head and I just can't, for the life of me, figure out how to find and unravel the words.
LOVEmeDEATH Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
I totaly think this is brilliant.
like it.!
dammitMEL Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Thanks! :D
viic92 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008   Photographer
this is an awwsome shot.
you should be proud..

i am curious to know, how do you get sooo many page views?
dammitMEL Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
I'm active on the site and I hang out in the chatrooms a lot. :)

Thank you for the :+fav: on this shot!
naturesounds Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This has been featured here ------> [link]
Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
This art piece is about what love means to everyone, right? Well... Love is whatever you make of it.

Kids don't know what love is.
Few adults really mature into knowing either.
No one has the same idea of love.
Very few people really experience fantasty-story love on an intimate level for more than a few weeks.
It's just something you run into, and hope for the best, but you really don't have time to hope, because it all goes by so fast.
It takes ballance...and that ballance, that stability, can come to anyone when they really need it. It's like how someone who dislikes cats can become a cat lover the very instant they see that cuddely ball of furr just for them.

No one can plan out their future, as they don't even know who they'll be a day from now.
We are living creatures, all connected in a billion ways, and experiencing reality really quite differently.
Love is one of a rainbow of feelings, but it overides all logic, and is the master feeling. It's better than anything on this earth, and I don't think humans really feel love on this earth. I think somehow the feeling of love seeps in from another place. Maybe another time. We experience the ripple of happiness and peace when a drop of love comes into our world. It's not always comfortable, either. We often severly fight with those we love...and later on in life regret pushing them away so much.

I can't explain love any better than anyone else. It's a mystery and it has no answer. It's infinate. When you find out what is outside of this universe, and beyond that, and how far the expanse of space really goes - then you'll know love...because you'll miss Earth, and in some way we love earth just as much as any relationship.

I love you as a good friend, and I'm just starting to find out who you are. I feel that you'll understand all that I'm saying here.

Melli, you will fall in love, if you truely haven't already. I just hope you're ready for it when it happens. It's bewildering. It makes people change, and do crazy things. It makes people say things they aren't sure if they should...when they aren't supposed to...and it's hard to hold back sometimes... It's really hard to hold back.

dammitMEL Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
I read all of that and I was blown away that you would spend so much time putting your thoughts into my work. I appreciate every word and unfortunately, I would love to reflect on all of it right now, but I'm off to work. I will give you a more intensive reply when I get home, I promise.
Royce-Barber Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
im sorry i left out something big... im not sure how to explain it. do you want to know...
dammitMEL Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Sure, if you feel like explaining it.
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