I love you.
Just three little words but the sound of them can be so powerful they can awaken the deepest emotions in anybody. But let’s step back for a second and think about this. When someone says I love you what is that really? What are you experiencing at the very moment you hear it? Have you ever thought about it? Have you ever looked back with your heart in a million pieces and realized when they said I love you they really didn’t mean it? You see when someone says I love you all you are experiencing at that moment is the sound of their voice nothing more nothing less. And what is the sound of their voice? It is simply a vibration that propagates as a mechanical wave of pressure and displacement through some medium such as air or water. Not very romantic is it? Not really and it’s certainly not something you should give you heart away for.
Truthfully, for I love you to have any power it never can be in just the utterance of the words. For it to have any true meaning it has to also be exhibited in the actions one shows another. Actions that bring it life, Actions that bring it a feeling of emotions no words could ever match. The actions don’t have to be big and bold, just the smallest will do. The trading of a smile across a crowded room; the holding of a hand on a crowded street; the look in your eye when you see them for the first time that day; Small actions, unconscious actions, actions that likely go unnoticed to all in the crowd but the two of you. But actions when shared between you and the person you love scream I love you. No words uttered, no sound passing through the air. That’s what I love you really is and that without a doubt is better than any mechanical wave of pressure and displacement ever could be.