Thursday, February 16, 2012

Celebrating love.

(Some lonely balloons in my neighborhood.)

We had a couple mini celebrations for Valentine's Day this week- exploring artwork, dinner out, sake bombs, and a photo booth. I'm not the biggest fan of Valentine's Day, but I do love love.

I love how this quote from St. Augustine so beautifully describes love. 

"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 the branches we found that we were one tree and not two."
-St. Augustine

I wrote it in Matt's anniversary card a couple of years ago, and it still makes me smile, as it paints a beautiful picture of true, resilient love.

(Have you ever been in a photo booth that only takes three pictures? Shouldn't they all take four? I have to admit that I felt like I didn't get the full photo booth experience. The fourth picture was going to be funny faces, the best one, but we only got to take three.)
(Pictures of us celebrating Valentine's Day together.)

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE that quote, I am going to save it :)

    You and Matt are just the sweetest, I love your posts about your marriage, it makes me look forward to have that someday.