Thoughts on Love

Posted on February 2nd, 2012

Valentine's Day is normally associated with hearts aand flowers and romantic love. However, love manifests in many different ways. Plato describes 4 types of love: Eros, Agape, Platonic & Philia in his writings.

Eros, the son of Aphrodite, whose alter ego is Cupid, is the god of passionate love. You may have read of the difficulties his wife, Psyche, encountered when she doubted him. If not, it's a myth worth reading and helps explain why we all have so much trouble with Eros!

Agape is described at selfless, brotherly or charitable love, which is something we all forget sometimes in our efforts to achieve our goals. Philia is about familial love, or the affinity we feel with like minded people. Platonic love shared between friends. At the Camas Hotel, we try to express all forms of love in our work. Hospitality, after all, is what we are all about.

Of course, we don't always achieve the perfection that we aspire to, But all of our staff agrees that the main reason we're here is to give you, our guests some respite, a chance to escape the demands placed on you every day, so you can relax and refresh your spirits. We believe if our guests leave with a smile on their faces, they'll have the energy to express their affection and support to others throughout their day. So, in our small way, we have made the world a better place. With that in mind, we wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Karen & Tom


“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” ~Samuel Johnson



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