Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Only a generation ago, the expression “making love” could be used for any of the endearing things that lovers do: holding hands, promising moons, doing things for each other, whispering sweetly in each other’s ears. It meant any experience in which the lovers lost themselves for each other, because sacrifice of self is what love means. Today, unfortunately, we use the expression “making love” only for sex. This is misleading. Of course sex can be a way of making love, but it can also be a way of destroying it.