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Reading From Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

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, […]

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true love at sunset

Reading – No Love, to Love of Man and Wife

Richard Eedes No love, to love of man and wife; No hope, to hope of constant heart; No joy, to joy in wedded life; No faith, to faith in either part; Flesh is of flesh, and bone of bone When deeds and words and thoughts are one. Thy friend an other friend may be. But […]

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Reading – Unknown title (When two people join)

Regina Hill When two people join together and bond their lives forever because they are certain they have something special that will make their commitment last… this is the first act of faith. Upon this act of faith these two people will build a life and as long as their determination stays with them this […]

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Bride and groom kissing

Reading – Love’s Philosophy

Shelley The fountains mingle with the river And the rivers with the Ocean, The winds of Heaven mix for ever With a sweet emotion; Nothing in the world is single; All things by a law divine in one spirit meet and mingle. Why not I with thine?– (more…)

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Beautiful kiss - maybe Venice

Reading – The First Kiss of Love

Byron Away with your fictions of flimsy romance, Those tissues of falsehood which Folly has wove; Give me the mild beam of the soul-breathing glance, Or the rapture which dwells on the first kiss of love. Ye rhymers, whose bosoms with fantasy glow, Whose pastoral passions are made for the grove; From what blest inspiration […]

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