Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy love/sex/romance day

This quote is a fave of mine.  So while I sit here in the house, suffering from norovirus throwing up and all those around me doing so as well, I offer this up as a reason why we take chances and fall in love and get our hearts torn out in the first place.

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
Louise Erdrich