Found this definition of PASSION in a novel that rivaled Sherlock Holmes entitled File No. 113 by Emile Gaboriau, a French novelist.
“Passion subsists upon itself and in itself; and the very things which ought to extinguish it, absence and obstacles, only make it burn more fiercely. It is exclusive and undisturbed; reflects neither of the past nor of the future; excepting the present, it sees and cares for nothing.”
Here is another Touchstones by Kate Schrader Shawgo:
“We hear words with the head. We listen for meaning with the heart. Anybody can hear. It takes full attention to listen.”