The pleasure of love does not mean or hit at what love is supposed to do for people and the highs that are experienced but the long term fulfillment it brings. The pleasures of love are felt after a long duration of attachment and wholly in marriage. Love cannot be analyzed it is the personal experience of lovers. It must be felt directly. This statement gives an understanding of love that it is different for lovers. Every love relationship has a different story and for one to understand this love they have to be part of it. Love takes time; it is felt and grown after a long attachment between two lovers and with time people expect more from love as it grows and manifests itself. The author compares the pleasures of love to a marathon when he says it is for marathoners insisting on the emphasis that love is experienced a long duration and it is not for the young.
Davies’s main recommendation to achieving the pleasures of love is communication. Communication will open the heart and mind of the to an understanding of each other’s feelings. They should talk to each other for their union to get stronger and love is less likely to wither as it will be in constant repair through communication. The author used an illustrative type of style in this essay to be able to clearly bring out the meaning of the points he was putting across. It uses evidence such as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet young love to prove the point of the pleasures of love is for the ones who have aged together and not for the young. This evidence also insists on the importance of communication. The essay uses phrases of illustrations to bring out examples like when he states “No one quits a club where the conversation is intriguing and involving.”