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Love

December 20, 2010

“Love is a temporary madness
it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides.

wedding 1

And when it subsides,
you have to make a decision.
You have to work out whether your roots have intertwined together,
that it is inconceivable
that you should ever part.
Because this is what love is.

wedding 2

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 fool can do.

wedding 3

Love itself is what is left over
when being in love has burned away,
and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
Those that truly have roots that grow
towards each other underground,
and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches,
they find that they are one tree and not two.”

wedding 4

This is what love is.  Happy Anniversary Scott.
-Poem by Louis de Bernieres
13 Comments leave one →
  1. December 20, 2010 5:09 pm

    Happy anniversary, you are such a sweet couple. Clarice

  2. December 20, 2010 5:33 pm

    Happy Anniversary! I hope it’s a great one. You guys are great.

  3. December 20, 2010 6:24 pm

    Pink,

    Congratulations! What beautiful pictures and memories and such a lovely poem. Thanks for sharing your special day.

    xo -El

  4. December 20, 2010 8:52 pm

    How beautiful. Happy anniversary!

  5. December 20, 2010 10:04 pm

    I got a little teary reading that and seeing your pictures!

    Congratulations. You two are beautiful together (as is your progeny)…

  6. December 20, 2010 11:09 pm

    Love that poem and it never read better than inbetween your sweet photos. Happy day. Hope you had a lovely dinner in your new dress.

    After 16 years, maybe it’s time I got our wedding photos out of the duotang and into that lovely wood covered album my mom gave us as a wedding gift….your scrap-booked pages are beautiful.

  7. amandaturnbo permalink
    December 21, 2010 10:34 am

    Today is our anniversary and that was so beautiful to read. It is our second anniversary so that is so ringing true. When times are hard and things aren’t like you always daydreamed they would be, but still being there..that is love. Thank you so much for sharing that. You really never know who needs to hear what you have to say.
    Thanks
    Amanda

  8. December 21, 2010 12:24 pm

    So simply and beautifully put. Happy Anniversary 🙂

  9. December 21, 2010 9:36 pm

    Lovely! Happy Anniversary!

  10. Paige permalink
    December 22, 2010 2:44 pm

    Love the pictures!! So beautiful! I hope you guys have a wonderful week. Congratulations on your anniversary! I’ve been married to a wonderful man for 23 years and I can tell you that it gets more precious as time goes by.

  11. December 28, 2010 1:52 am

    Happiness to you both!

    xox

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