Reflected form, projected love: images of women. If to love someone involves regarding that person’s wellbeing as of equal importance to one’s own, then is that sufficient to define the nature of love? When people distinguish between, say, romantic, parental, and platonic love, are they referring to different types of love, or is it only the associated emotions that vary? Is love an emotion, or is it more than that? Why are the religious advised to love everyone, including their enemies? Should love be unconditional, or does conditional love still count? And what if one values another’s wellbeing more highly than one’s own? – Is adoration superior to love?