Erich Fromm in One Metaphor

This can be your truth if you believe it.

LOVE IS A COLLABORATIVE WORK OF ART:

Love is work.
Love is active.
Love requires cooperation.
Love requires dedication.
Love requires compromise.
Love requires a discipline.
Love requires patience.  Love requires shared values and goals.
Love demands sacrifice.
Love regularly brings set-backs requiring readjustment.
Love requires instinctive communication.
Love is an aesthetic experience.
Love is primarily valued for its own sake.
Love involves creativity.
Love requires a shared aesthetic.
Love cannot be achieved by a formula alone.
Love is unique in each instance.
Love is an expression of who you are.
Love creates a reality.
Love reflects how you see the world.
Love requires the greatest honesty.
Love may be transient or permanent.
Love needs funding.
Love yields a shared aesthetic satisfaction from your point efforts.

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