Over the last few days, I have had some interesting emails hit my inbox. First, there was this gem of my horoscope on Monday:
When was the last time you got any serious exercise? Now is the time to begin a new routine that you can stick to. You've got the commitment and the right kind of energy for it!
Little did my email know that Monday was the start of my 12 week training program for the Country Music Half Marathon. I had an awesome 4 mile run Monday after work. Today in the mail came the Jillian Michaels Revolution, which is basically p90x but Jillian style 30 minute workouts. Can't wait to start those on Thursday.
Then I got this email today:
Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are.
Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.
~Louis De Bernieres
I had quite the interesting weekend. Feelings that I normally have weren't there and new feelings of familiarity and comfort were in place of anxiety and worry. That created some questions in my mind about whether I cared less about that person or whether we were just moving into a new phase of our relationship. This quote in my email was just what I needed to hear. I think this quote is so perfect, because not only does it talk about what the first excitement phase of a relationship. It also talks about what happens when the glamour and the sparkle is taken out of it. That is when you find out who is in it for you and who is in it for what you can do for them. I am intrigued to see where this new phase goes and what happens.