I think that we over use the word "love."
We say that we "love a color," or that we "love
a piece of art," when we really
mean that we take pleasure in it.
It is not a 'strong affection due to kinship'
or 'attraction based on sexual desire.'
It could be affection based on admiration,
benevolence or common interests,
as in "I love the work of
Teesha Moore." I don't think it's
"warm attachment, enthusiasm or devotion--
as in love of the sea "-- but it could be
I suppose...It's not Godly love or
brotherly love, or a love affair.
Definitely NOT a score of zero in
tennis. To hold dear, or cherish?
To thrive in? As in 'a rose thrives
I thrive as long as I can
(definitions from Webster's