"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then
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."
-Captain Corelli Mandolin
sometimes my thoughts are monopolized by painful memories of silly voices, whispered discoveries, and masquerades.
but it gets easier. it always does. boys break your heart, you pick it up and you move forward. you hold it close and entrust it more and more hesitantly and carefully until you find someone who fixes it and promises to keep it happy for eternity.
it's days like that--when i remember that maybe, just maybe someone, someday will be ready to do everything in his power to keep my heart happy--that it gets easier, much easier.
until that time, i am so lucky to have to Gospel of Jesus Christ to remind me that it will all be okay.
This video has been a source of strength for me this week.
Labels: it gets better, love, nostalgia