Love is a subject that has dominated literature since the very beginning, and after thousands of years of talking about it – we’re still no closer to solving its mystery (not to say that we haven’t had a good crack at it!).
As Marian Keyes quite eloquently puts it “Love is an emotion. It can't be seen or touched, and it is experienced differently by everyone, therefore it is difficult to measure.”
This difficulty is rather a blessing in the world of literature, opening us up to thousands of interpretations and articulations of what love really means, each with the opportunity of resounding with another’s experiences. One of the most special parts of reading is coming across a description that seems to have read your mind and arranged the words that you couldn’t find onto a page in front of you.
I’ve collected together some of my favourite Irish thoughts on love, each from a different standpoint and each delivering its own unique piece of love’s never-ending puzzle. There’s plenty of inspiration here if you’re looking for a thoughtful way to fill a Valentine’s card, perfectly served alongside our “Grá” themed subscription box of course!