Love Is My Religion

…is almost always a surprise and rarely ever planned. It can begin to arrive without warning for one you’ve just met or grow ever so slowly within everyday association. The one certain thing about love is nothing about it is certain.

English Romantic poet John Keats to Fanny Brawne
I have been astonished
that men could die martyrs
for their religion –
I have shudder’d at it.
I shudder no more.
I could be martyr’d
for my religion.
Love is my religion
And I could die for that.