Love Love Love, I want your love.
Love certainly is used a lot in this book of the Bible. Mainly to describe the feelings between two people, and like the previous entry author stated, between God and man. Of course describing God’s love for humans, it really isn’t true the other way around, for the most part anyways. Chapter 2 goes on describing the two people (lover and beloved) speaking to and describing each other. I unfortunately don’t know what all the metaphors/simile refer to exactly but one verse did catch my eye.
7 Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you
by the gazelles and by the does of the field:
Do not arouse or awaken love
until it so desires.
I believe this verse is referring to all the single ladies out there (and men too), not to start up things. I think this is sound advice in an era where being “in love” is romanticized. Long term relationships are seen as trivial, people choose to pursuing “the moment”, and infatuation rule people’s hearts. If this woman is telling everyone else to wait for the right time, I think she did herself. And her shoes we should follow.