I went back and read your “Love” story, which I hadn’t read. I would agree with Lindsay that there is a strong vein of anger running throughout it. She was a good friend to point that out. Obviously, the problem is we try to define a multi-facetted concept with a single word: love. It doesn’t work well.
On another point, I think you were trying to use humor to make your point, But it felt like the critical humor that seems so popular nowadays. Ripping things apart seems to be the standard approach to humor now. But that approach also has a vein of anger (and meanness) running through it. I don’t care for it personally. But apparently most comedians do.
Maybe attacking love wasn’t the best idea. LOL!
Don’t worry, we still love you, Paul.