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Love is an abstract concept yet so concrete that nothing else matters. Love has managed to remain beyond all human attempts to describe and define it, not to talk about controlling it.
One can experience love but cannot sufficiently explain it to another who has never experienced it.
Philosophers, poets, artists and singers have tried to describe love for the entire length of recorded history. Humans and divine beings in all mythology and religion deals with different forms and expressions of love, loss of love and consequences of love not socially accepted.
What is considered taboo or punishable by death in one context is the norm or highest ideal in another, e.g., falling a love with and marrying a partner is considered a fundamental right in Western democracies but in many other societies one gets harsh penalties for such behaviour.
Some scientists approach love through a biological model of sex and tend to view love as a mammalian drive like thirst or hunger. Helen Fisher in her book, Anatomy of Love takes a scientific look anddivides the experience of love into three partly overlapping stages:
What about post-attachment love then? Does love end in attachment and there is no room for non-attachment in love? Hmm! Frightening thought!