If my life would end today, there is only one thing that I’d be able to take it with me to my grave and still be contented; I’ll choose，without any hesitation，lasting affection. People may puzzle about my choice; I don’t blame you since affection is an intangible thing not to mention leaving a door wide open for individual interpretation. But to me, affection has been the very true force that lead me onto my quests to this far and predictably down on the road that I will farther embark.
In my mind, lasting affection is the most magical and magnificent creature that I want to embrace and endow until my last breath. Simply put, it includes love and devotion，amplifies trust and loyalty and elevates care and sacrifice.
It’s an undisputed fact that each of us is capable to love someone, yet can each of us be able to devote our energies and capacities unconditionally and perpetually without asking for returns from thebeginning to the end?
Romantic love alone may fall short to answer this simple question. As most of us who have experienced love may know, passion may dazzle us in the beginning, but oftentimes when physical attractions between lovers wear off; In many cases, the sizzling craving would fizzle, replaced with boredom and lassitude. But on the other hand, the deep affection toward the person we love, no matter if it is true romantic love or kinships is able to answer the question leaving no doubts at all.
If I can give an example to illustrate my belief: Lasting affection is something that crosses between the devotion that showed in the way that Mencius’ mother loved his son and the faithfulness from Romeo and Juliet,in which even death didn’t set their souls apart.
I think that I am really a lucky guy. My life have been consummated with such affections that bestowed by my family and the girls loved and loves me. Without that core, it is absolutely impossible for me to overcome the hindrances laid on my path and to reach the place I stand now. For that, I am eternally grateful because today I am happier, stronger and more resilient than ever before. More importantly, I’ve begun my own rewarding and enriching journey to express my own affections towards those people I love deeply with my devotion, passion and loyalty.
To summarize my reason to pick the most invaluable in my mind: Lasting affections enable people, without an expectation in return, to offer their mostsacred recourses to others in the depth and distance that love alone falls short to measure.