Incompleteness in absence

Today, I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists….

When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves.

We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost.

That is what I imagine love to be:

Incompleteness in absence.

-Edmund de Goncourt

Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A woman questioning almost everything, trying to find answers through her's and your words. I am on an unending quest, walking the paths of unknown. I am walking and walking, may be too slow, but I am doing it. I am happy as long as I do not stop. I will be content to fall, to fly, to swim, to drown, only never to stop.

55 thoughts on “Incompleteness in absence

  1. Such highly classified words Mr. Edmund had written back in his gone time. Well, i believe, only classic writers better knew & understood the virtue of real love… even the fragrance of love was found in someone’s beauty of soul not in the glamor of fair & fine body. He must have been a very deep thinker in his era. I “have to” check out some of his work ASAP. Thanks to you for sharing a loaf of his historic work here around… on ur page. Enjoyed reading it. And yes, i utterly agree with what he said. We’re all incomplete until we’re found by love.

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  2. Went soo sick…and I am getting scared because what if those kids ND of things happen to me or my closed ones..am I able to take those??? What of I died keeping lots of dreams in my eyes..and this is chain goes on

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  3. Whenever I read these classics, they give me different perspective of being complete.. its sometimes finding completeness with someone or sometimes with onself.. As they say – its all in our heart and soul.. and in the state of mind that I’m at present; right now! lovely reading..🌼

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