When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an
earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to
make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are 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 desire to mate every second of the day. It
is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of
your body. No... don't blush. I am telling you some truths. For 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