Monday, April 13, 2009

Ceremony Reading: Corelli's Mandolin by Louise De Bernieres

Corelli's Mandolin
by Louise De Bernieres

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 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 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."


6 comments:

Paige Green said...

lovely <3
youve got a great blog here! I'm diggin the awesomeness of these items and brides.

Shell said...

love this! i actually had printed this quote out on a pretty background and used it to beautify my drab dorm room walls back in the day. it would make a superb ceremony reading!

Jessica Hanaumi said...

So gorgeous! You find the most fabulous things to share!

Gwendolyn Tundermann Photography said...

I adore Justin & Mary's photography! Beautiful words to compliment a beautiful image!

Michelle said...

How beautiful! "You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part." That would be so perfect for a wedding ceremony. It's hard not to tear up just reading it.

Jenny.Lee said...

We used this in our wedding programs. I love this!

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