20 Years Ago

Twenty years ago, August 26, 1989…

“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 …

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.”
-St. Augustine

Happy Anniversary, Love.  And may we have at least 20 more….




5 Responses

  1. What a beautiful picture and beautiful words. Happy happy anniversary to the two of you! Have a wonderful day…..filled with love laughter and lots of CHOCOLATE! I hope that you spend the day just simply enjoying each other….you two have come a long way and created a georgeous life together. And you make pretty babies too:)
    LOVE YOU BOTH! Happy 20th!

  2. what a beautiful mesage to your love. happy anniversary you two! may your roots continue to grow together…

    Thank you, Shadow! It was a wonderful day 🙂 I’ll try and post some of the highlights

  3. Awwwww, what Michele said.

    Thanks Carol! It really was filled with laughter, love, and DARK chocolate Raspberry…. 😉

  4. awwww!
    and the post title had me thinking Sgt Peppers…
    (It was 20 years ago today, Sgt Peppers taught his band to play)

    I love that!! Its funny how I can read/hear things by what is my perception’s version!! Thanks!!

  5. muwha!

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