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A Spiritual Journey, by Dr Audrey Coatesworth
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LOVE IS IN THE AIR
5/5/2009 1:00:21 PM    [ Flag as Spam or Inappropriate ]

A temporary madness?





"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...having roots that grow toward each other underground. When all the pretty blossoms have fallen from our branches, we found that we were one tree and not two."

From the film,'Captain Corelli's Mandolin'


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