Lesson 15: Love Is…

The other day a friend of mine tweeted: #loveis wanting to watch every movie you’ve ever seen, again, just to see if it’s different when watching with someone you love.”

Being a cynical bitch, I immediately mocked her for this. Nicely. Well, I meant to do it nicely.  But then I had to wonder, is that really what love is? Thankfully before I hurt my brain, “Wallflower” volume 21 arrived and gave me the answer.

The other three boys keep telling Kyohei that he is in love with Sunako. Kyohei has never been in love before so he doesn’t know if he is or isn’t and the thought that he might be in love with Sunako of all people really bothers him. He’s so troubled by this that he goes and meditates, trying to find the answer. In his meditation he pictures Sunako standing before him with a plate of her special fried shrimp. He realizes then that he must love Sunako, right?

He returns home and indeed, Sunako is standing there with a plate of fried shrimp.  As Kyohei is about to profess his love for Sunako, she shoves a fried shrimp in his mouth and all becomes clear to him: “Wait a sec-what I really wanted was the fried shrimp…I’ve been hearing so much about love and romance that I misunderstood my own feelings!”

I could get deep with this one and suggest that love is an illusion and that it’s not how we feel about/for another person, but rather how other people make us feel. But instead of getting all heavy with the topic, I’m just going to say:

Love is fried shrimp.

Yep, it’s that simple.


7 thoughts on “Lesson 15: Love Is…

  1. “Love is fried shrimp” I like that. I don’t know if I agree with it, but I like it just the same.

    Is love adoration and idealization? Is it how that person makes you feel, or how you feel about that person? Is love sacrifice or is it the desire to possess another? I don’t know the answers to those questions. Maybe what love is, or isn’t, is not what’s important. Maybe the person who makes us ask what love is, is what really matters. Fried shrimp by any other name..

    1. Well, that is the whole point, really-love is a stone cold bastard. And a lot of people are allergic to it. Or just don’t care for the taste.

  2. I say; love is when you realize you don’t care if the person next to you is not your ideal man/woman, but someone you want to be with for life no matter what… and I really mean it when I say “no matter what”
    This is my idea of love, however I love the “Love is fried shrimp” idea. I totally get it…

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