- Miss Mitzie
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
“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.”
I found this on the web, and it made me smile. I feel like this is a very true portrait of long lasting love, and even though the FI still gives me butterflies and I am still most definately in love with him, I know that we will get used to eachother, and “settled” in our relationship. When that time comes I will still be as happy as I was the day I knew I was in love with him, and every day since.
Do you ladies have a favorite love quote, or definition of love? I would love to hear them.