Monday, January 7, 2013

Ti voglio bene

Picture is done by me.

What does mean love? Philosophical question which isn't easy to define. Let's say "love is something what everyone decides and chose for himself". But what about communication.
How do we show our feelings and how it sounds. Each nationality and their language express it differently. The question I asked myself recently was easy:
What does mean love and what do we mean when we say I love you... Ironically simplest thing explained me all I needed.
For instance Garance Doré wrote a great article about love communication in States. So New Yorkers would say "I love you" - very straight forward and clear. In Russia most probably "люблю тебя" (love you) or maybe would avoid such a responsibility, expressing their love with a calling name such as "любимая", "дорогая" (literally translated as beloved one or darling). Thats all quite classical, but Italians with all their passion and uncertainness have chosen the most precise expression of love. Phrase which gave me the clue of love. "Ti voglio bene" which literally translates as "I want you good". They almost never say "I love you" - "Ti amo" - they will simplify it taking away most uncertain word "love" and will nicely say "ti voglio bene" - the most genius phrase of love I ever heart! Very simple but precise and deep. For me this is actually love. Wanting all good to someone is the first step of pure and innocent feeling, no matter what - wish all good of the earth is already strong positive feeling! So simple...
Love Italian language... So special and emotional...
What about other languages? Would be nice to know how you express love in your language, French in particular, as the most romantic language of all...

1 comment:

I Lelli said...

happy to read this post, we ara italian and we abssolutely LOVE ..... family, friends, dreams and our little boy LEO .....

xo Lelli, italian fashion family