Tomorrow is Valentines day! Every year February 14th sees thousands of men pay crazy money for a bunch of roses- all to prove their love.
Some of my personal favourite quotes to mark the day:
“True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.”
-Honore de Balzac
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. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.
– Captain Corelli’s Mandolin6. “Love is the beauty of the soul.”
“A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes superfluous.”
Enjoy the day!
Love Niamh x