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the minds of the young men and women of today a false ideal; we
are telling them that if they fall in love Ihey enter a heaven 6f never-..
v ending delight made possible by continuous emotion of the most
ecstatic kind. - " '
It seems to me that anyone with sense would know this was
impossible, and that every emotion the human soul can, conceive
must have its rise, its height, its fall. Love is no different from the
Just as sure as you fall in love in the modern way, you will fall
out of it. 'True, the first question a girl asks her loVer-is"Will you
love me always?" and he answers with perfect sincerity N-j'Forever
x Yet this love rarerly lasts longer than twb years. That great
lover, Sainte Neuve said it could not outlive fiv.e years. Heine
called love a "flickering flame between two darknesses,"' and he
"marvels that1 so raging afire can come from sparks incredibly small,
and sink,again into nothing." .'
There would not be so many sighs in the world if mothers
would!" teach their sons and daughters that romantic love ist just a
foundation on which to rear a more beautiful and stronger thing, the
home, and motherhood and fatherhood.
Today, our lovers enter marriage blindjy1, dreamingonly of a
wedded life that is to be some sort of prolonged courtship with the
approval of the church and state
And when the glamour goes, they are filled-witfrunrest and
seek to find that which they think they have lost. That 'is why we ,
see so many romantic episodes in the daily papers and that is why
we hear so often that lie, "marriage is a failure."'
Don't think, dear girl, that there are not phases of love just as
beautiful as the exciting emotion which, .perhaps, you now are en
joying. Remember this high emotion cannot last. And be satisfied
to take the calmer, more livable and more tender definition of love,
-and make it your own, lest a sad middle age be yours, and you be
come cynical and pessmistic as you grow older.
Just one last word there are
as many kinds of love as there J)r y " ) s
' are enthusiasts who think they ff 7 "iciAuta.
know all its raptures, all its JJ '
Little Marie was watching her
mother working among the flow
ers. "I know why flowers grow,"
she said. "They want to get out
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head on a large stone jar for a pil
low, replied to one who inquired
if it was not rather hard; "No,
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