A History of Love

Love. What a small word we use for an idea so immense and powerful. It has altered the flow of history, calmed monsters, kindled works of art, cheered the forlorn, turned tough guys to mush, consoled the enslaved, driven strong women mad, glorified the humble, fuelled national scandals, bankrupted robber barons, and made mincemeat of kings. How can love’s spaciousness be conveyed in the narrow confines of one syllable? Love is an ancient delirium, a desire older than civilization, with taproots spreading into deep and mysterious days. The heart is a living museum. In each of its galleries, no matter how narrow or dimly lit, preserved forever like wondrous diatoms, are our moments of loving, and being loved.

by Diane Ackerman


  • Beautiful

    That was just beautiful, in the way you noticed how one world can change man kind. I loved it so much!

    Chloe 2008-05-31

  • Love it

    This is beautiful.......and not traditional at all. I love it!

    Future Mrs C 2008-04-14

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