The Fires of Love

Too hot not to cool down eventually?

Are there "seasons of love"?
Are there "seasons of love"? | Source

What stage is the fire of your love at?


A popular song lyric says that we should know that loves which are too hot must cool down.

The lyric is commonly accepted as true.

What are the "Fires of Love"?

The Roaring Bonfire Love

This is the "Fire of Love" which must cool down for the lyric to be true. It can be characterized as the love of awakened love, passion, can't-get-enough-time-together, and of innovative romance and longing. It is the subject of all the romance novels ever written, at least the ones which sell.

The Campfire Love

The bonfire has cooled down, but the romance and the joy of simply being together endures, holding hands is sought after, along with any physical contact and intimacy. It is true that these feelings will continue in loves other stages, but they are still heightened in this stage by the knowledge of what the roaring bonfire love has created.

The Fireplace Love

For couples fortunate enough to have children growing up, and for couples who have met and romanced later in life, this stage of love is enduring on the history and the acts of togetherness which continue to give a warm glow to the home and to the matured love which can have so much depth of understanding and deep attachment.

The Embers Love

Love in the absence of the loved one due to death or other permanent separation, even Alzheimer's or dementia, is characterized in this stage by lingering on the memories of one or more of the previous stages of love the individual has experienced and treasured. It can be the glowing embers of any of the other stages of love, and it can even lead into those other stages as the embers die down and a possible new "Fire of Love" is kindled.

Whatever "Fire of Love" you may be experiencing at this stage in your life, remember that fires depend upon fuel. The Bonfire Love, The Campfire Love, The Fireplace Love, even The Embers Love can be sustained and heightened by adding the kindling of romance, kindness, forgiveness, service, sharing, communication, and creation of the quality of loving memories which make each "Fire of Love" burn brighter and endure.

I suspect there is also The Sparkler Love, the stage of love where we are seeking love and let our sparkle and excitement speak volumes as we carry the small torch which says "I'm here. Can you find me? Can I myself offer the love which can make a difference in someone else's life and validate my own?" It need not be any of the other fires of love, for even a sparkler gives off a delightful brightness and light the whole world stands in need of, and waiting for.



Love resides in the heart and the memories.

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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

Thank you for submitting this wonderful article on the warmth of different feeling of love.


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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

Awesome and interesting my friend.


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

An interesting hub. Love which is deep down is forever.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Such a lovely tribute to all forms of love. You're right love takes nurturing and if possible an occasional stoking to keep the fires burning bright. Passing this on.


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shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

I had no clue about this, a beautiful piece of work :)


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Perspycacious 3 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

flashmakeit - Glad this meant something to you.


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Perspycacious 3 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Curiad - Staying friends, I hope.


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Perspycacious 3 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

BlossomSB - That led to my adding the 2nd photo.


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Perspycacious 3 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Gypsy Rose Lee - Thanks for sharing. Worth a 2nd reading now?


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Perspycacious 3 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

shruti sheshadri - Did these "clues" make a difference for you?


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Well worth a second read. This time I was reminded of the song The Flames of Love.


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Perspycacious 3 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Gypsy Rose Lee - And the other song with the lyric "Love is better the second time around." But, a first love that leads to all "The Fires Of Love" is my idea of ideal.


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Perspycacious 3 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Gypsy Rose Lee - And the other song with the lyric "Love is better the second time around." But, a first love that leads to all "The Fires Of Love" is my idea of ideal.

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