Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The bridge is love

"But soon we shall die and all memory of those five will have left earth, and we ourselves shall be loved for a while and forgotten. But the love will have been enough; all those impulses of love return to the love that made them. Even memory is not necessary for love. There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning."
excerpt from the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder

7 comments:

  1. This makes me want to read this book - another to add to an ever growing list! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  2. So beautiful. It reminds me of a photograph I took back in October.

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  3. How beautiful and poignant, especially the last line.

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