“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 (declaration) 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.” ~ St. Augustine
Don’t miss what he said at the end!
“Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.”
“Burned away” is the key word here.
If you are married and in the wake of your wedding day find out that your love to your spouse has burned away, take courage! You are actually at the right position now to experience how true and authentic love feels like. ///