Monday, January 14, 2013

8 years on

8 Years on
and we are in a place
we never imagined,
living the life unexpected.
Loving each other
gives us and
our family
the strongest of foundations.
We have grown together:
our roots are strong
but we still bow
to the winds of the earth
as seasons pass,
blossoms and leaves
and branches wanting.

"Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your root was 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 fool can do. 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 love 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."

from Captain Corelli's Mandolin' by Louis de Bernieres


Bright Side of Life said...

Happy Anniversary to you both. Beautiful picture and poem. May you have many more happy years together.

BavarianSojourn said...

A lot of celebrations this week for you! Many congratulations to you both! :) x