Tuesday, November 06, 2007

A Friend

The verb "to love" in Persian is "to have a friend." "I love you" translated literally is "I have you as a friend," and "I don't like you" simply means "I don't have you as a friend.
~Shusha Guppy


polona said...

i love the idea (does that mean i have this idea as a friend?)

but words are just symbols, and merely approximations of our thoughts

Janice Thomson said...

That makes a good deal of sense to me. Is real love not based on friendship first?

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

I love that! Such a thought provoking concept and post. Thanks for sharing it.

get zapped said...

polona- that's for you to decide ;) I see it as a way of viewing love and how it is expressed differently through language and culture.

janice- I think it's a good start!

absolute- you're welcome ;p