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LOVE IS...dry firewood meeting a flame, or to be hit by a rake

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Love is love is love, yes? Not exactly. This complex emotion we share with others has many phases and sensations. In the early days it can feel sweet, or a burning passion, or like you've got a monkey jumping around inside you.

LOVE IS...dry firewood meeting a flame, or to be hit by a rake

If you're honest, sometimes love feels like reheated cabbage when you rekindle with an ex, or to be hit with a rake when you get rejected, and when love drains away it can feel like the tomatoes have faded. These are love idioms from different cultures around the world.

LOVE IS...dry firewood meeting a flame, or to be hit by a rake

Elly Walton illustrated a bunch of idioms for Vashi Diamonds in the UK. <-- follow that link to see even more of Walton's illustrations!

LOVE IS...dry firewood meeting a flame, or to be hit by a rake
LOVE IS...dry firewood meeting a flame, or to be hit by a rake
LOVE IS...dry firewood meeting a flame, or to be hit by a rake
LOVE IS...dry firewood meeting a flame, or to be hit by a rake
LOVE IS...dry firewood meeting a flame, or to be hit by a rake
LOVE IS...dry firewood meeting a flame, or to be hit by a rake
LOVE IS...dry firewood meeting a flame, or to be hit by a rake
LOVE IS...dry firewood meeting a flame, or to be hit by a rake
LOVE IS...dry firewood meeting a flame, or to be hit by a rake
LOVE IS...dry firewood meeting a flame, or to be hit by a rake

(Images: Elly Walton for Vashi Diamonds)