"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 our branches we found that we were one tree and not two."
A quote from the movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin
I also think love is a choice, we feel like we fall in love, but for love to last, the ups and downs, the highs and lows, the bitter and the sweet, we have to choose to stay in love. On those days when we don't feel in love anymore, we hold on tight and we close our eyes and we choose, to stay, to persevere, to forgive, to forget, to carry on. Until our roots grow together and entwine and we are one, no longer two.
Happy Valentines Day and one love to you all.