Love isn't an act. it's a whole life.
It's staying with her now because
she needs you: it's knowing you
and she will still care about each other when
sex and daydreams. fights and futures-
when all that's on the shelf and done with.
Love-why. I'll tell you what love is:
it's you at seventy-five and her at seventy-one.
each of you listening for the other's
step in the next room. each afraid that a
sudden silence. a sudden cry
could mean a lifetime's talk is over.
- Brian Moore
~this is what I dream of when I dream of the love I share with my handsome husband.