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Chinazo Okaro: Love Is…



It is the month of love and what better time to reflect upon its true meaning. Of course, it isn’t some ‘thing’ we remember to do in February or just because as they say, “it is the season of love”. Love is more than just a thing or a feeling. It isn’t something you pick up when you feel like it and throw away when it gets tough. I’m not talking about just love between a man and a woman, but the love we share with family and friends and the kind we extend to strangers and those who’ve been tagged unworthy.

Love reminds me of a person. It reminds me of things as well, memories and experiences. It creates a picture of the future and being in a place of absolute contentment. Love is not without pain; no, in fact love speaks of sacrifice and no sacrifice is without pain. However, pain that produces joy at last is pain worthwhile.

Love is pleasure, love is heady but it is also responsibility. It is a dream, but it is also reality. Love is everything and everything is love. It makes the world go round, it gives us hope and courage.

Love waits but love fights also. There are no rules to love, it is uncontainable. It may take a while but love never fails. It is rich, it is true and it lasts. It is February again and love is in the air, but I hope, and sincerely so, that love continues beyond valentine’s day – that it does not diminish. Love that diminishes was not love to start with. Love is the very essence of being. What can we do without love?

Times and seasons… they come and go but love remains. It may be broken, but it lives forever and from its broken pieces comes light.
Love begets love. There is no life without it. Love that truly loves, that’s what the world needs. We are love and love is in us. No situation, past, present or future can erase it.

I believe in love; to deny it is to die, there is no demise of it.

Whatever your conviction, whatever your disposition, let love be the basis, for then it would be true. Love is timeless, it isn’t fleeting, it is everywhere. Feel it, touch it, hold it, be it. Heal this broken world with an outpouring of it and let the universe burst forth with it.

We were made from it, we are made in it, we live for it and we will be because of it.

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I’m all about positivity and the use of words to inspire creativity, a lover of innovation and aesthetics, with a passion for excellence. I hold degrees in Radiography and Public Health. I own a website and a blackberry messenger channel (Shana’s diary), my slogan is “think creative, live creative”.


  1. Leke

    February 8, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Love gets your windshield busted,clothes burned, and a baseball bat smacked on the upside of your head

  2. Chinyere Osuafor

    February 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Yay!Lovely piece.Love is indeed timeless.Nazo happy Valentine’s Day.kilziz

  3. Mahka

    February 8, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    When I think of Love, Tuface’s ‘Be there’ pops up in my head , It sums up so many true meaning of love. Its such a beautiful thing everyone deserves to experience it.

  4. Sad

    February 8, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    This will be a very lonely val day for me. sitting at home.. Whilst the man I love is available and has declared his for me…sucks that I met him through my ex( or almost boyfriend, I don’t know what it is called)…

    I wont be the one to break up a friendship.. let me just stay in my house nd drink Garri..

  5. charidee

    February 8, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    I love LOVE, but I hate the drama that comes with Valentine. And the boo is gonna be so mad this year cos am not in the mood for the Pizzaz that comes with it..

  6. nigerian

    February 8, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Being in love is a beautiful feeling and everyone should experience it… even though I just lost mine. It’s well, I look forward to what the future holds.

  7. it's well

    February 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I’ve never celebrated valentine with any man. I usually don’t have a boyfriend around then and I’ll be 40 towards year end. This year too, no one except Jesus o. Better man no dey see me before and people say I’m pretty. It shall be well

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