Love is the first and last of all searches. Without it, life as we know and assert it, is not. Love does not begin. It always is. There, just ahead of us. And without it, there is no other. It is the heart of what we are as human beings, as God’s children. Thus, we finally learn about love by coming to understand that “true love” is something beyond sex.
In The Many Faces of Love, author James Richard Nichols offers a collection of poetry revolving around the subject of love. The result of a lifelong study of a universal but ever unique experience, the selections address many facets of love, including the love of one’s youth, the love of family, and the love in a relationship through time.
Through a variety of entries, Nichols communicates the message that we all want, look for, and need love. It’s the heart of what it means to be a human being.