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Thursday, 13 October 2011

{quotable thursdays}

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{beautiful photography from eye poetry shop}
This past weekend I spent in Montreal, attending the wedding of a dear friend from grad school, Lalai. It was a lovely weekend--unseasonably warm, sunny, & gorgeous--& Montrealers were doing what they do best: enjoying food & drink at cafes outside....& the wedding was full of love & happiness.
So, the quote for this week is about love. It's from one of my favourite books, and speaks to the reality of love.

"Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two."

                        -Louis de Bernières, Corelli's Mandolin

{autumnal tree from mellow monk}
My darling McGill peeps at Lalai's wedding:
{I chose to wear something 'autumney' and was lucky with the weather: burnt orange silk top, brocade gold & cream skirt with nude shoes & gold accessories}
Us Art Historians & Communication Studies people sat at the appropriately named MOMA table: 

Some images inspired by autumn, weddings & love: 
{via creature comforts}
{via the ardent sparrow}
{from the perfect palette}
{from the ardent sparrow}

Congratulations Lalai & Hrair!!!! May your roots continue to grow together!


  1. Leah - thank you for this delightful autumn bouquet of images and words (& not to mention the antique gift!!!) ...was thrilled you were there to share in our joy!!! xxox love, L

  2. It was such a lovely occasion & day. So glad to have been able to share with you! xoxo