What is it about the moment you fall in love?

15 11 2012

It’s been two-ish days and I’m more than halfway through Every Day (by David Levithan).  So far, it’s, to say the least, a pretty brilliant novel in its story and how it’s structured (every chapter is a new body).  There’s a paragraph in the novel that really struck me, and Mr. Levithan, as one of my favourite authors, writes them so well, so emotionally (not to mention it’s something I also believe in).

“What is it about the moment you fall in love?  How can such a small measure of time contain such enormity?… The moment you fall in love feels like it has centuries behind it, generations — all of them rearranging themselves so that this precise, remarkable intersection could happen.  In your heart, in your bones, no matter how silly you know it is, you feel that everything has been leading to this, all the secret arrows were pointing here, the universe and time itself crafted this long ago, and you are just now realizing it, you are just now arriving at the place you were always meant to be.”

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