At no small risk of committing politics-out-of-place, I thought I might post this — The Senator-elect from Arkansas wrote this piece a few years back. I am certain that Bloom is wrong about love. It does not ‘take care of itself.‘ Love is a garden that requires vigilant care both in and out of season. For as long as it is given proper care it will continue to produce fruits. Ignored, it will be overrun by the weeds of entropy.
“love suggests something wonderful, exciting, positive, and firmly seated in the passions. A relationship is gray, amorphous, suggestive of a project, without a given content and tentative. You work at a relationship, whereas love takes care of itself.” ~Allan Bloom