My dear,

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

… This is what the fool says.

Love is more selfish than that.

Love is recognizing someone as good as yourself (or more), and thinking you can have them. Love is the notification of happiness residing in a simple human being, and you wanting that happiness all to yourself.

Yes, love is a selfishness, but it’s of the good kind. It has nothing to do with that which the fools speak of.

Falsely yours,
Robert Lee Frost