Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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"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 blossoms had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two." -St. Augustine

8 comments:

Hajar said...

Such poignant words ...

Diana Mieczan said...

That is so very beautiful:) Enjoy your Thursday
Kisses

kenza said...

The quote is precious. So true... few are the lucky ones I know. I hope each can appreciate the love they have at hand.

Jocy said...

this brought tears to me eyes.

Robin said...

True....sad....true....sad....but worth the risk of heartbreak to experience it.

You are a wonderful Muse to all of us!

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

natsumi nishizumi said...

Beautiful post!
Hope you have a wodnerful weekend!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

That's a beautiful and perfect description. I would also say that if you find that on a daily basis you enjoy the world more through your two sets of eyes combined, then you have something worth its weight in gold.

Wayward said...

What an interesting blog you have! -Wayward