“Love is a temporary madness; you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have 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 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.”
-Louis de Bernieres
As this weekend of celebrating love in the form of a wedding gets closer, I can't help but be so grateful for the love I receive from this guy and the love I give in return. For three years now, I've had the honor of falling more and more in love with my best friend with every passing day. If that's not something to be grateful for, I don't know what is.