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What do you think of when you see the word ‘love? Do you think of the trite or deep version of this over-used word? Many times people say, “I love my new shoes”, or “I love my car”, in the most casual of tone.

If we want to convey the deep meaning of love, perhaps we need another word – a word coined for the express purpose of conveying the love that is much more powerful than love for an object.

The Inuit have an intimate relationship to snow and it is important for them to differentiate the different types of snow, so they have a different word for each type of snow and people know right away the snow they are describing. Perhaps we could devise new words for each kind of love.

I don’t think we need to do that, however, because despite the trivializing of the word ‘love’, when it comes from a true and heartfelt place, everyone knows which love you mean.

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