Love isn’t an act, it’s a whole life

Don’t you know that love isn’t just going to bed? 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.

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