Unrequited love

January 26, 2010

(Just a musing here today as my brain seems to be turning into marshmallow from pain-killers.)

I've heard the phrase "unrequited love" so often lately (and have used it myself) I thought I better look it up to see if I really understand what it means. Here's a link to "unrequited love" at Wikipedia, and here's their definition:

Unrequited love is love that is not openly reciprocated, even though reciprocation is usually deeply desired. The beloved may or may not be aware of the admirer's deep affections.

It's interesting to read in that Wikipedia article that 98% of people have experienced unrequited love at some point in their life ... that's basically everyone.

I've written about the topic of unrequited love on a Becker episode on this site before, and I've heard the phrase used in several story lines recently. Of course there are also many, many songs about the topic of unrequited love, including one of my favorites, Estranged, by Guns n' Roses.

Ahh, unrequited love ... and Valentine's Day fast approaching ... a fine combination.

back to the Tequila/Monk front page