“That’s how Dante Alighieri terminates his Master Piece the Divine Comedy.
“This quote has popped in my mind a lot recently, I’ve tried to substitute the word ‘love’ with many other (abstinence, caffeine, fear), but nothing works as well as it does.
“Dante had already understood in the XIV century, love is the strongest of all forces.
“Will we be able to stop loving? Or to prevent loving from hurting us? Probably not. A few times in my life I’ve experienced having a broken heart. I thought that was just a metaphor, until I felt it happening in my chest, in my head, or actually in my heart. [. . .]
“So, I need to remember to be the center of my own solar system, I need to keep in mind that I’m the sun. And maybe, when love will move the sun, the other stars will move along.” –Flavia, “The love that moves the sun and other stars,” ClassicFlavia, February 12, 2019