On my Twitter feed I've posted many quotes about the spiritual practice of love. Here are some of my favorites, which caress the intimacies, delights, and pleasures of lovers. I dedicate them to my soulmate, Mary Ann.

"Two persons love in one another the future good which they aid one another to unfold."
— Margaret Fuller

"Nothing in life is as good as the marriage of true minds between man and woman. As good? It is life itself."
— Pearl Buck

I love the language in this next one, which in its own unique ways opens the heart.

"Gadzooks! What a big chunk of God is to be found by looking into the face of someone you love."
— Lorna Landvik

Listening to the song "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack always enables me to tap into the elation I felt seeing Mary Ann for the first time! Memory joggers are wonderful, but so is seeing a person anew every day.

"We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love.
It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person."
— Somerset Maugham in Being Present by David Kundtz

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