Friday, May 21, 2010

On Love

I don't really read a lot of wedding magazines, but I do enjoy reading brides blogs to see inside the psyche of what is going on with brides getting married right now. Getting married is hard, y'all.

One of those blogs that I currently love is A Los Angeles Love. I enjoy Becca's transparency and honesty. This quote I found on her blog hit me hard today. At a time in life when some of the marriages that surround me are crumbling (a wedding planner talking about divorice? Taboo!) this is something I want to share with my readers.

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 breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation 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. Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.

~Louis de Bernieres

1 comment:

Mr Frostings said...

Nice post Amber! We really enjoy Becca's work also, and the quote is wonderful.
Thanks for the reminder