Samara O'Shea

‘Falling in Love’ has Little to do with Love

Some amusingly true words I encountered in the book I’m reading:

“. . .but ‘falling in love’ has little to do with love, and I was startled to be reminded of how intoxicating it can be. The sensations involved are, after all, undeniably delicious: not least the sensation of danger, of being aware of risk and of a sudden release from one’s inhibitions against embracing risk. ‘Careful! This is likely to end in a painful mess. . .But so what if it does!’ It is exhilarating.”

~Diana Athill, After a Funeral