For all his wisdom, he did not know that love cannot be tested. Honesty can be tested, and loyalty. But there is no test for love. Love goes on forever, once it begins, even if we come to hate the one we love. Love goes on forever because love is born in the part of us that does not die.
Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram
And I feel amazing!
Today was the first day I have felt like I was exactly where I wanted to be…I fell in love with Alaska this weekend, and she welcomed me with warm, sunny arms and a soft, sea-breeze kiss.
One of the reasons why we crave love, and seek it so desperately, is that love is the only cure for loneliness, and shame, and sorrow. But some feelings sink so deep into the heart that only loneliness can help you find them again. Some truths about yourself are so painful that only shame can help you live with them. And some things are just so sad that only your soul can do the crying for you.
—Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram
What is the greatest thing in life?