What is love by Nick Verron

Nick is my son… and although he has been loved his whole life and has loved in  his turn, in the article below he asks a question to which all of us will give a different answer. It is the easiest and hardest of questions when you begin to think about it… just what is love?

I am not sure that all true love leads to happiness as he hopes… it can lead to heartbreak and grief too, as I know all too well, having watched him fight his way back from coma to an incredible recovery. There has been happiness in seeing the small, apparently insignificant triumphs over the past few years… the first smile, the movement of a thumb or a first, faltering step.

Happiness is a fleeting emotion that can reach the stars, for a little while, but which can plummet to the depths in the blink of an eye. Joy is a different matter, it is a state of being that grows from loving from the depths of your soul.

Nick, more than most, has felt the effects of love from across the world, both when he was first attacked and throughout his recovery. He may not have a definition, but he knows what love can achieve.

As Nick seeks insight into an eternal question, please follow the link to read his post and tell him your thoughts.


Please remember the Go Fund Me campaign is still running, to raise funds for the Mountain Trike, the off-road wheelchair that will allow him so much more independence and freedom. You can read a little of Nick’s story here and learn why the Mountain Trike will make such a big difference to my son.

You have already raised a magnificent £1,415 of the £5000 needed!

To those of you who have reblogged and shared across social media, who have Pinned a Tweet for Nick or donated to the campaign… thank you! Please help me to keep the momentum going.

What is love?

by Nick Verron

I was recently asked, “What is love?” I realised then, that I do not know the answer, only that I believe true love should lead to happiness. After thinking about this for some time, I have concluded that this should never be asked in a relationship unless there is something missing. Love is like ageing, it happens to everyone, and is not something you would try to analyse unless you are concerned with what is missing. But what does the “full package” look like?

Continue reading here: What is love

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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16 Responses to What is love by Nick Verron

  1. Mother Willow says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this heartfelt posting. I am on my way to reading more of it now but had to interrupt reading to say thank you for sharing this.


  2. This is very a very moving post. Thank you for sharing


  3. Delyn Merce says:

    I’m speechless after reading Nick’s story–I’m angry at the people who attacked him, changing his life so completely, and sad that his wife’s issues have cost him a relationship with his son… Clearly your son has an indomitable spirit–and that makes me GLAD!!


  4. Woebegone but Hopeful says:

    You are both heroes.


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