it is 3:10 am e.s.t. and this seemed like a good idea 5 minutes ago. I was searching for love quotes and came across the following on my first Google:
"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."
- Captain Corelli's Mandolin
I really really like this, and then I wanted a photo to go with it, so I Googled "plum tree (where did that come from) roots intertwined and clicked on "images" and found this beautiful one above right here from a really nice blog. The blog is http://eyes-have.blogspot.com/2007_06_01_archive.html, not really up to date, but nevertheless I emailed the author and she answered right away.
So thanks "green-eyed woman from Hong Kong" for giving me the link to start my blog. :))
Every journey begins with but a single step...this is my beginning.