Friday, December 16, 2011


I found this on NieNie Dialogues today.  I loved it, and I think it's appropriate, seeing as how my Second Wedding Anniversary is on Monday.

Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are.

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.

Louis De Bernieres


robertandsharon said...

Love this quote and it is so true. Have fun in North Carolina...did you get your Christmas print of Christ - and did you l ike it?

Lisa said...

I loved this one too when I read it on her blog!!