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Thursday, July 2, 2009

My love.



Today, my DH and I celebrate our fifth wedding anniversary. I don't know how the time flew by so quickly and easily, but it did. Looking back, I think my hair might have been a little big (and perhaps a tiara wasn't necessary), but really, I wouldn't change a thing. It remains the best day of my life, and my heart fills with happiness just thinking about it. =)

Here is a reading from our wedding that rings true for us, as partners and best friends.

Love is a Temporary Madness
from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
by Louis de Bernieres


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. We have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom have fallen from our branches we will find that we are one tree and not two.


Thanks for reading! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I'm off to celebrate!

1 comment:

Brooke said...

...And you two look as happy today as you did on that beautiful day 5 years ago. Cheers to you!!