Best definition of love is that it does not have a particular or common definition. Love is something which is abstract, which cannot be quantified or measured on a particular scale. Still it’s among the most researchable topic by intellectuals of Hollywood, Bollywood and various other ‘woods’ (no tiger). If someone says, “I love you”, what does it connotes? May be our words are matching in narrow meaning.
Sherlock Holmes fans or Sir Arthur Connan Doyle admirers have different take on the issue. According to Dr. Watson (character from Sherlock Holmes), “There is a scientific explanation behind every abstract thing”. A universal truth like love is an abstract thing comes in a paradox to the above explanation. Though, that’s not the only explanation which connotes the scientific validity of love.
Love in various forms are available, better ask our self about this. In how many ways can we interpret love, it starts with a narrow understanding and ends with high spiritual order i.e. our thinking goes from Romeo-Juliet to Radha-Krishna and maybe sometimes into metaphysical explanations which one can give without reading any philosophy. This art is a form of self introspection to deduce logic (Kabir).
Why we appropriate things? Because we don’t want them to be misappropriated like love and hate (I hate you like I love you). Heard of humorous love? Of course not and pardon us (Lord Byron). We are having an experiment here which means we are trying to make love scientific. Hence we appropriate love. In humorous mood we are happy so do in love. Everything feels good not like how BJP ‘felt good’ after losing the elections of 2004 and we were deprived of seeing shining and rising India. One just laughs at any and everything not because the person is mad but because they know that they have nothing to worry about. Self-Consciousness fades when you laugh at the jokes or gags, and real ‘you’ are exposed. That you, is an expression of humorous love. Because at the stroke of that outburst the person loves thyself, not recognizing self-identity, loosing social consciousness at the particular time frame. This happening is an expressional emotional curve that follows without notice. Sometimes love oozes out from writing elegy on the death of a mad dog.
That is why it is said love is abstract, one can think abstract, demonstrate in an abstract way and this abstract thing makes the love blind. But the rational mind materialize it, yes in a humorous way, romantic songs do make laugh sometimes not smile. The culture of David Dhawan has been the perfect example exemplating the humorous love. Adding to it the high tempo love songs had been the cause. Bollywood lyrics have fascinated every one of us in that regard.
The Newtonian understanding of love is dedication to particular system per se. Perhaps that is the why Shakespearians associate love with gravity (falling in love). The world still figuring out, what was the love between Sir Issac and apple? It was humor which was dragging. The gravity of love is God, both falls from heavens above.
Liberating oneself from one’s own consciousness is love which is also portrayed as meditation. The person becomes blind only in abstract nature of happiness which one is getting while laughing or while expressing love (physically or metaphysically) and not in any other shape.
At the end we see that Dr. Watson loves apple(An apple a day keeps Doctor away), Sherlock loves Newton (Sir Arthur loves Sir Issac), Kabir loves God, Tiger Woods love grass of ‘woods’(because that’s the only thing he is left with), teenagers love of Romeo-Radha or Krishna-Juliet, finally David Dhawan loves Lord Byron (dramatics). If this is not humor then what it is? Love?