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Here are a few examples of different types of love.
In Despicable Me, a cartoon from Universal studios, the main character is a super villain, full of evil plans to take over the world. His plan to steal a secret weapon using three adorable cookie selling orphan girls goes awry when his cold heart starts to thaw. I love this scene where the villain (voiced by Steve Carrell) actually turns somewhat heroic in order to win a new unicorn for the youngest orphan after he had destroyed her favourite toy.
Despicable Me (2010)
Now if that's not love....LOL!
I have to admit that I will watch absolutely any movie with Dustin Hoffman in it. He hasn't disappointed me yet. In Rain Man, he plays an autistic man who has been institutionalized for most of his life. Then his father dies and his brother, played by Tom Cruise discovers a brother he didn't know he had.
Rain Man (1988)
Now this movie is so UN-romantic it is a bit hard to take seriously at first. This guy seems like the last type of person a woman would want to be in a relationship with, let alone father her child! However, Seth Rogen gives us a perfect example of a guy who is much better than he seems. Rather than try to review the movie myself, here is an excellent review on another blog. Read review here.
Knocked Up (2007)
A very funny coming-of-age movie in the better-late-than-never department.
A wise person knows that you need to take care of yourself first before you can be any use to others. So I was very proud of one of my sisters who, rather than bemoaning the fact that she was alone on her birthday, took herself out to a very nice restaurant, had a very nice meal with a glass of wine, and even had flowers delivered to her table! Rather than think (as some might) that it was a pathetic thing -- I think it was very positive and life affirming! I was very proud of her!
Here are some of my favourite songs (with a love theme).
What About Love? / Heart
This song could be one of my theme songs, as I am not very good at hiding my feelings. It is not such a bad thing to wear your heart on your sleeve! :)
I Can't Keep It In / Cat Stevens
This song is probably the most romantic of all my choices. It is also kind of sad as it deals with a love so strong that it transcends death. But it is so soothing and entrancing that I totally love it!
Soul Meets Body / Death Cab for Cutie
Well, really Love IS all we need. I can't get tired of this song!
All You Need is Love / The Beatles