Varieties of angels, like varieties of love, are many. It is therefore not too surprising that the angelic imagery utilized to help celebrate Valentine’s Day tends to range from innocent blushing cherubs to winged beauties swagged out in erotic creations worthy of placement in a Victoria’s Secret catalog.
Valentine’s Day itself, like most holidays in the modern era, has been heavily influenced by commercialism that focuses on the appeal of romantic fantasies. The effective marketing of Valentine fantasy movies such as Winter’s Tale (with Colin Farrell, Jennifer Connelly, and Jessica Brown Findlay); and the film Endless Love (with Gabriella Wilde and Alex Pettyfer) support that observation. Movies can provide tear-inducing or comically-entertaining representations of love but many agree that its deeper conflicting complexities often seem unfathomable. That is largely because different human hearts often interpret their experiences of love in different ways.
Classic and the Modern Notions
Classic romantic love is an emotional attraction between two individuals in which they may share a heightened awareness of mutual adoration. Erotic love, traditionally, has been described as shared sexual attraction. However, at least two modern concepts have prompted forums in which participants rethink and redefine the nature of erotic interaction. One is sapiosexual, which denotes such interaction is based on attraction to an individual’s intellect. The other is demisexual, wherein interaction is desirable only after an emotional or spiritual bond has been established to one degree or another.
Agape love is commitment to humankind based on principles of fraternal and filial affection. Divine Love may be described as the dynamics of delight which the Creator and the Created take in recognition of transcendent eternal beauty, grace, and power representative of each other and present in all things.
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