Love gives nothing but itself
and takes nothing but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For love is sufficient unto love.
And think not you can direct the course of love,
for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night,
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.
I dedicate this post to my husband. Thank you for all that you do and all that you are.
Is there nothing better or more important in our brief existence on this earth than love?
Milk Chocolate Macarons
The macaron recipe can be found here. The recipe for the filling follows:
Milk Chocolate Ganache
168 g milk chocolate, chopped
77 g heavy cream
20 g butter, softened
Place chopped chocolate in a bowl. Boil the heavy cream and pour the boiling cream over the chocolate. Allow to sit for 2 or 3minutes. Stir. Stir in the butter. Chill until the consistency is spreadable.