Edith Gaskell’s “North and South” reminds us that love, real love, that kind of desperate love, hits hard and makes the moment we embrace that much sweeter.
Oh, by the way, I am posting this on my birthday in hopes to inspire young ladies to read those books that inspired others. I know they “re-inspire” me each time I revisit them.
A man knows when he first touches a woman he can’t live without. He stumbles as much.
Love…true love…is content. All the rest is the ride you take together. Edith Wharton quotes come alive!
Love does that…And I love it! Even after 19 years together, my love. Thank you Edith Wharton for affirming it!
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
“It has made me better loving you … it has made me wiser, and easier, and brighter. I used to want a great many things before, and to be angry that I did not have them. Theoretically, I was satisfied. I flattered myself that I had limited my wants. But I was subject to irritation; I used to have morbid sterile hateful fits of hunger, of desire. Now I really am satisfied, because I can’t think of anything better.”