I wonder if it’s possible to have a love affair that lasts forever?
Work is love made visible.
And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
Work Chapter VII (excerpt). Kahlil Gibran
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
-#110, Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior, George Washington
If you never did,
These things are fun
and fun is good.
Love is made by two people, in different kinds of solitude.
It can be in a crowd, but in an oblivious crowd.
Drink wine. This is life eternal. This is all that youth will give you. It is the season for wine, roses and drunken friends. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
In a Station of the Metro
The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.
We that are true lovers run into strange capers; but as all is mortal in nature, so is all nature in love mortal in folly.
As You Like It. William Shakespeare
To be, or not to be. That is the question. Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or take arms against a see of troubles, and by opposing end them? To die: To sleep; No more; And by a sleep to say we end the heartache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep; To sleep; perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub, for in that sleep of death what dreams may come when we have shuffled off this mortal coil, must give us pause: There’s the respect that makes calamity of so long life.