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Love, what a beautiful thing. An emotion that can evoke so many feelings while leading your mind in various directions. So many people have loved love, hated love, and yearned for love day in and day out. Love fills the gap of wanting and needing to produce feelings of fulfillment and completion. Love is the reason we are here today, love is the guideline to a life of victorious triumph, but love is also a thin line between happiness and stress.

All too often we dwell on love for the characteristics it offers as opposed to the inevitable truth that love is so strong it can kill you. How can we prepare for love? How can I love in the utmost respectful way? Love is associated with so many questions, thoughts, and feelings; one can say life teaches and love reveals, but what has love revealed to you? What have you gained from a life full of love? Will you pass love on to produce more love to the point where love is the only air we breathe, the only thing we see, and the only thing that we are? Love is so powerful and yet so sweet. It’s all love…. Love within me.

Jocelyn Taylor is a Graduating Senior Broadcast/Mass Communications major from Mound Bayou, Mississippi. She will be the Lifestyle editor for The Campus Chronicle for the 2016-2017 school year.