Thursday, April 1, 2010

Revealing Love

The four letter word, “love”…so small yet so complex in nature! We love. We love romantically, and religiously; we love platonically and emotionally. We feel love. We want love. We believe in love. We love to love and we love being loved. We can be love struck, love sick, blinded by love, crazy in love and making love. We can fall in love. Babies are born out of love and music is written while feeling love. We have a true love, a first love, an everlasting love and puppy love. We unconditionally…Love. A good description of love is from the movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin:
"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."
-St. Augustine

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