“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 never 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.” – Louis de Bernieres, “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”
I think this is a beautiful quote. Do you think that this is true- that this is what love is? It takes a hold of you to never let go. It’s the madness that you love and hate at the same time that slowly takes over you but you can’t and don’t want to stop it.
I love the part where it tells you that “you have to make a decision”. You have to decide if “your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should never part”. I find this so true and it speaks to me because you really do have to make a decision if you should let yourself go and fall completely. I feel like you shouldn’t feel afraid to let your guard down and let that special someone in. You may be scarred with previous relationship problems but this does not mean that you will be hurt the next time someone new comes along. They may just be the one.
Even though I think that love actually is “breathlessness… excitement… not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion”, it is not only that. It really involves looking deep into your soul and letting yourself go. Because you’re worth it!