Wednesday, March 6, 2013

captain corelli's madolin

by louis de bernieres

"love is a temporary madness; it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides.  and when it subsides you have to make a decision.  you have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.  because this is what love it.

love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of eternal passion.  that is just being love, which any fools can do.  love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.

those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and now two."

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