Food For Thought: A Quote on Love

“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.” 

This quote has been attributed to multiple people. I’m not sure who said it first, but it is definitely one of the most profound statements I’ve ever read on love.

 

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Passionate Devotion: A Pantoum Poem

Passionate devotion
Played out in silence
Demonstrated in motion
Bowing to longtime acquaintance

Played out in silence
Love grown mature
Bowing to longtime acquaintance
Beautiful caring, innocent and pure

 

Loyal allegiance
Without any bounds
Childlike trust shown in acceptance
Even on unknown grounds

Without any bounds
Free from restrictions
Even on unknown grounds
And through life’s afflictions

Without any bounds
Demonstrated in motion
Even on unknown grounds
Passionate devotion

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