Ok... so I'm not totally sure the word "passion" in English is used as a feeling towards someone and not only something [as in "my passion is music"].
In my language (and therefore, in my country), when trying to describe our romantic feelings for someone, the difference between passion and love is often brought up.
I think passion with the meaning we give it is like the term NRE (New Relationship Energy) Miz Scarlet once mentioned in some other thread, but it's still something different.
Passion is something you feel taken by, something that seems to take your soul and drop it on a rollercoaster Everything you feel then has either a very high level of energy or a very low level of energy, and everything that happens between you and the person you feel this passion for seems to be everything that matters in the world. Like you were on a glitter bubble drinking champagne all the time hehe (I liked that graphic description )
I would risk and say passion has always a start and end to it, and is bound to be a short/mid-term feeling.
Me and my graphic ideas couldn't skip this one: passion is a like a boat ride when the sea is wild and the waves almost make the boat flip, and is that dark, deep gree/blue shade.
For me passion is what you feel you start liking someone (as not just as friends), those groovy vibes you feel that tell you you like that person. Passion's the prologue of love.
Love is different. The boat ride when the sea is calm and peaceful and light blue, only small waves come from time to time to greet us.
When you're in love you don't feel the feeling has you taken, but rather you have the feeling for yourself, so you took it and not the other way around. So you are in control.
Love fills your heart and covers it in gloss, and although you're not always happy with it you feel fulfilled because in your head what it says is "what I want is what I have".
Love ties you down to someone in such a magical way you don't want to let go (except for when love is gone).
So... was this just plain non-sense? I'd just like to point out I'm not trying to make general definitions of any kind and I was just expressing what those feelings were for me. So what are your views on it? Do you make a difference between passion and love, ... or you just don't care sorting out what sort of feelings you have and just enjoy them while they last?
Any comments are welcome And thanks for stopping by