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A Labor of Love

written by: Anne G

@TheInkTruth

 

What is "A Labor of Love"?

If what is defined as love becomes labor, how can it be love?

To labor is to work or toil, and at times, even drudgery.

Love is a deep affection or fondness for someone or something.

How is it that the two have become intertwined?

A labor of love is an idiom born of the need of self-motivation for an action that demands selflessness and untiring or limitless commitment.

 To love is to give freely and without condition therefore love by its very definition is not laborious.

Ergo, never the twain shall meet and so ...

Hence, a labor of love should be phrased, love of labor.

Anne G

Anne G

JUNE 2016 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Why write?
I write because I am:
Driven to distraction by the inequities of the society in which we live.
Motivated by cruelty, abuse, ignorance and indifference.
My intention: To poke, prod and provoke!
"Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess." - Oscar Wilde
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