“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 blossoms had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.” —Captain Corellis Mandolin (via tinafrancis)
“The top 1 percent have the best houses, the best educations, the best doctors, and the best lifestyles, but there is one thing that money doesn’t seem to have bought: an understanding that their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live. Throughout history, this is something that the top 1 percent eventually do learn. Too late.” —Joseph E. Stiglitz, Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1% (Vanity Fair, May 2011)
“It is when we begin to pay attention, and seek integrity to the task within the task that we begin to move from the first to the second half of our lives. Most often we don’t pay attention to that inner task until we have had some kind of fall or failure in our outer tasks. This pattern is invariably true for reasons I have yet to fathom.” —Richard Rohr, Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life (via miketodd07)
Many words, deep wisdom
I need to drink You deeply.
“Many words rush along like rivers in flood, but deep wisdom flows up from artesian springs.” -Proverbs 18:4