Love is Transitive

(I don’t mean transitional, transient or transitory, but transitive)

It’s a grammatical terms for some verbs that need an object to be grammatically complete (like to have, to see; not to sleep, to sit).

As well as a lover, the verb love needs a beloved to be complete. To say “I love”  doesn’t say much really. To say “I love you” refers to something outside “I” and “to love”, something other. And that bridge between self and other, between subject and object, is “to love”.

I love… who? You!

Happy Valentines day 🙂

 

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