what we talk about when we talk about love

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Raymond Carter speaks about two different types of love in the Story What We talk About When We Talk About Love. The two types of love are spiritual and true love. Spiritual love is when you are connected with your significant half on a spiritual level. That could mean feeling like you can’t live without that person or just loving them so much that you would do anything to be with them. An example of true love is waking up every morning and making a cup of coffee not just for you but for you and your partner. However in the end True love is more dominant because people learn to love again as Raymond
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That made Mel so angry. Here’s this old man that should be dead but survives a horrific crash and is crying because he can’t see his wife. Well, the husband was very depressed for the longest while. Not about the accident, though. I mean, the accident was one thing, but it wasn’t everything. I’d get up to his mouth hole, you know, and he’d say no, it wasn’t the accident exactly but it was because he couldn’t see her through his eye-holes. He said that was what was making him feel so bad. Can you imagine? The man’s heart was breaking because he couldn’t turn his goddamn head and see his goddamn wife.” He then says, “I mean, it was killing the old fart just because he couldn’t look at the fucking woman.” You can see how much that angers Mel and Carter. He can’t seem to fathom how someone could be that upset about not seeing their wife. Spiritual love at a time like that was not acceptable to Mel.
After a couple drinks Mel thinks he can explain what he thinks is love. This in some way seems to be what Raymond Carter thinks of love. He says, “There was a time that I thought I loved my first wife more than life itself. But now I hate her guts. I do. How do you explain that? What happened to that love? What happened to it is what I’d like to know. I wish someone could tell me. Then there’s Ed. Okay, we’re back to Ed. He loves Terri so much he tries to kill her and he winds up killing himself.” Mel stopped talking and swallowed from his
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