Quiet Love


Patricia and I experienced no explosion of falling in Love described in C.S. Lewis’ “Mere Christianity”, romance novels and movies. Ours was a Quiet love there were no fireworks; it was like planting a seed that grows and grows. We just loved and that love grew. We truly loved each other as we loved ourselves. I wonder if Lewis would have written this after he met Joy and fell in love with her. The movie Shadowlands, the 1993 British biographical drama film about the relationship between C. S. Lewis and American poet Joy Davidman and his letters seem to point to our quiet love in which they were in love with each other and God. Yes, Love is different from being “in love”. And yes, you can as we did maintain this quiet love over fifty years and forever because such a Love is stronger than death.

About thebows99krug

Hi, I am Eric, a retired librarian. I was born in St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto and raised in the downtown area north of the Art Gallery, south of the University of Toronto. I went to Orde Street Public School, Harbord C.I., University College at the UofT and the UofT's Faculty of Library and Information Science. I meet my wife Patricia at FLIS; our first date was on November 15, 1968. We were engaged February 14, 1969 and married on June 21, 1969. Our family includes son, James; daughter-in-law, Erin; (both writers), grand-daughters, Vivian and Eleanor; and Sonic, a very friendly ginger tabby. My beloved wife died January 7, 2017 and our 19 year old cat Pooka died January 8, 2017. I would like to hear from any other class of '63 alumni of Harbord C.I. and class of '67 alumni of UofT's University College.
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