I have to share this with you. No better argument exists for taking a chance on love.
The quote is from the September 13, 2010 issue of Time, in an article titled "Everlasting Love," by Richard Corliss, about the recent release of the movie Never Let Me Go, based on Kazuo Ishiguro's book of the same name. Recently selected to carry on the Spiderman franchise in the role of Peter Parker, Andrew Garfield portrays Tommy in the movie.
'Here's the way life is: whether we live to be 30 or 90, we all have a death sentence hanging over us. As Garfield says, "What's important in our lives is that we make the best of this, that we immerse fully in love." Never Let Me Go is a plea to live and love well, so that long before our time is up, we will truly have reached completion. That way, we can live forever [p. 61].'
I hasten to add, love for ourselves as well as for each other. And I can't add anything more to the connection made between the love we experience here on earth, the continuation of who we were in our loved ones after we're gone, and the immortality of our souls.
Something to think about.