Every time I go home from classes this always catches my eye. Where did the concept of love come from? Did it pre-exist? Or was it some social construct we created?
To me the questions boiled down to this: Do we care? Do we want to know? Point is, it’s there and existing.
It’s there to justify giving flowers to someone, exchange rings and spend the rest of your days having someone by your bedside. Or even that one night when your mom gives you a bowl of soup when your sick, or when your friend remembered to lend you notes from that class you missed.
Trying to find out whether it’s an invention or a discovery is trying to quantify a timeless concept. The fact that love exists is enough.
Image taken from University of the Philippines (Diliman). 2015.