Tuesday, February 21, 2006

i can't say it any better

In response to Cindy's post on love, from my favorite writer:

The Birth of Love

To learn to love
is to be stripped of all love
until you are wholly without love
because
until you have gone
naked and afraid
into this cold dark place
where all love is taken from you
you will not know
that you are wholly within love.

Madeleine L'Engle, from Lines Scribbled on an Envelope

2 comments:

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the mention. This quote you posted made my heart feel a little flutter. "Naked and afraid...where all love is taken from you..." severely truthful.

lorie said...

Yeah- she's pretty amazing. I plan to loan you the book when I'm done, b/c her poetry is, as previously said, amazing.