If you saw Ian Somerhalder’s shirtless Origin magazine cover, you probably couldn’t wait to find out what was inside. The magazine, we mean.

 

The Vampire Diaries star talked a great deal about his passion for the environment and empowering young people to make changes in the world around him. He also talked about what makes him feel vulnerable (“I feel vulnerable when I have no choice,” he admitted) and how much he owes to his mother, saying, “All the women in my life have really made my life what it is, and I feel so fortunate, so whole because of them.”


Speaking of a certain woman in his life — his girlfriend, co-star Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert) — Ian also answered the question “What is love to you?” 


Ian said, “The word love carries the same vibration in any language. You probably know this guy, you probably had dinner with him yesterday. The Japanese water crystal guy [Masaru Emoto]? … He’s incredible. When you look at his work, you can’t help but expand your concept of love. And when you really think about it, it’s not a notion, it’s not a feeling, it’s truly an expansion of what you project and receive on a daily basis.


“Whether that expansion is towards the beings around you or flora, fauna, and creatures. Love has so many unique yet consistent forms.”


Sigh. Nothing we can crochet on a throw pillow, but beautiful nonetheless.


Source: Origin magazine