A temporary madness…

It’s been so long since I’ve last blogged!  And I’ve gotta say, it feels good to be back.

Today is, I hope, the last day of what I would describe as a whirlwind of a month (or perhaps, months).  I’ve been feeling like I’m on autopilot, doing one thing after the next without much time to reflect and think about what I’ve been doing.

But this weekend, I’ve had some down time and it’s been wonderful.  I’ve been walking around with a big smile of relief.

Down time is so therapeutic, like music for the soul.

This afternoon, one of my close friends is getting married.  I am incredibly excited for her.  She has been dating her fiance since Year 10 and they are a lovely couple.  I’m doing a reading at the ceremony, from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin:

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 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.

The first time I heard this reading, I had to hold back my tears.  I think it sums up the nature of love beautifully.  I hate speaking in front of people, hopefully the reading turns out ok!

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