Love starts as an attraction to another. Love grows with mutual respect. Love thrives on confidence and dignity. Love survives on wisdom and honor. New love, stirs the emotions, moves the soul and fires the blood setting hearts aflame. Love of a mate provides us with another soul to feel kinship, with someone to share life with, someone to be loved, in spite of shortcomings and human frailties. Someone with which we can share meaningful conversations, and plans for the future. Someone to recall the past with, to dream with. Someone with whom silence is comfortable. Another soul on the earth who is in tune with yours. Someone who cares deeply about your wellbeing and who in turn is cared for by you, just as deeply.