Love Is Directional: Saint-Exupery

Lovers_-_Madrid

Aimer, ce n’est pas se regarder l’un l’autre, c’est regarder ensemble dans la même direction.

[Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction]

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944)

This always reminds me of what is possibly the best-known quotation by Kahlil Gibran:

But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.

The illustrations, showing lovers in a fountain in Madrid was uploaded to Wikimedia by Matt
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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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