Three of my favorite quotes, particularly à propos today:
"No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever." (François Mauriac)
"We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh." (Agnes Repplier)
"You don't know, or maybe you do," said Mr. Hal, a look of deep satisfaction with the coffee and with his thoughts on his face, "how wonderful a feeling it give you when you know somebody love you and that's just the way it is. You can be good, you can be a devil, and still that somebody love you. You can be weak, you can be strong. You can know a heap or nearly nothing. That kind of love, when you think about it, just seems like some kind of puzzle, and you can spend a lifetime trying to figure it out." (Alice Walker, from The Temple of My Familiar)
Much unconditional love to us all today!