10.13.2012

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

-Louis de Bernières


Travis: After 12 years together and 6 years of marriage, it may not always be beautiful, it may not always be easy, but I'm glad that together we have strong roots, and have become one tree. 


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2 comments:

  1. Beautiful. We just celebrated 14 years together... wow.

    Steph

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