September 25, 2009

On Love

The inability to live in the present perhaps lies in the fear of realizing that this may be the arrival of what one has longed for all of one's life, the fear of leaving the relatively sheltered position of anticipation or memory, and hence tacitly admitting that this is the one life that one is ever likely (heavenly intervention aside) to live.  If commitment is seen as a group of eggs, then to commit oneself to the present is to risk putting all one's eggs in the present basket, rather than distributing them between the baskets of past and future.

- On Love, by Alain de Botton - Page 160

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