The Common State

…takes two. No matter how deeply one person feels about another, it is for naught unless the sentiments are returned. Unrequited love is the common state that in comparison makes mutual and true love so valuable.

American story-teller and author Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
270b49ceditLove seems
the swiftest,
but it is
the slowest
of all growths.
No man or
woman really
knows what
perfect love is
until they have
been married
a quarter
of a century.