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The People We Love

“The people we love are built into us.  Every day I am suddenly aware of something someone taught me long ago–or just yesterday–of some certainty and self-awareness that grew out of conflict with someone I loved enough to try to encompass, however painful that may have been.”

~may sarton

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Love’s Return

“Love is life.  All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.  Everything is, everything exists, only because I love.  Everything is united by it alone.  Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.”

~Leo Tolstoy as quoted in The Spirit of Loving, edited by Emily Hillburn Sell.