Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Splash du Jour: Wednesday

Don't you know that love isn't just going to bed? Love isn't an act, it's a whole life. It's staying with her now because she needs you; it's knowing you and she will still care about each other when sex and daydreams, fights and futures -- when all that's on the shelf and done with. Love -- why, I'll tell you what love is: it's you at seventy-five and her at seventy-one, each of you listening for the other's step in the next room, each afraid that a sudden silence, a sudden cry, could mean a lifetime's talk is over.
-- Brian Moore, The Luck of Ginger Coffey --

Have a great Wednesday!


Sam Sattler said...

I like this sentiment...and after more than 41 years of marriage, I can tell you it's spot on.

Anonymous said...

It's melancholy and beautiful all rolled into one.
Love this quote.

patricia said...

Oh my, that's beautiful.

Cipriano said...

3 affirmative comments -- I will try to post more Brian Mooreisms! He's one of my favorite authors, really.