Sunday, 2 June 2013

top to trunk to root - tangled up in love


'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 is.

Love is not breathless, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just 'being in love' which any fool 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.

May your roots grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms fall from your branches, you find out that you are one tree, and not two.'

Louis de Bernieres


The Mad House of Cats and Babies said...

Lovely! :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful babe and so true xxx M xx

Emma Oliver said...

Thank you lovely x

Emma Oliver said...

Thanks Karen