Thursday, September 1, 2011
(A Pair of Jeweled Pink and Gold Royal Crown Derby
Vases with Covers, 1899, by D. Leroy)
It’s a new month.
We continue to look at Eros or romantic love, the state that C. S. Lewis called “being in love.” We will then finish with Agape or charity.
“Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.” ~ Erich Fromm (1900-1980), American psychoanalyst
I need so much the quiet of your love,
After the day’s loud strife;
I need your calm all other things above,
After the stress of life.
I crave the haven that in your dear heart lies,
After all toil is done;
I need the starshine of your heavenly eyes,
After the day’s great sun.
~ Charles Hanson Towne (1877-1949), American poet and editor