The 40 Rules of Love by Elif Shafak is one of my all-time favorite books.
I read it in Arabic & English and cried both times. So much wisdom in there…and when you read the title “40 Rules of Love” – it may sound like a sappy romance novel. It’s not that kind of love…(to quote Oprah’s talk at Stanford) “but the kind of love that really counts, the kind of love that when everything else is going wrong and nobody even knows you’re choosing it, you choose love. The kind of love that says ‘I’m here for you, no matter what’…The kind of love that means you make the right decision, even when you know the other person is wrong. You choose love, because love is not just – it’s a verb, and it’s everything that represent kindness, and grace, and harmony, and cooperation, and reverence for life.”
…I’ve taken a few of my favorite quotes and made them into wall art for my place here in Htown. I’m working on a video tour where I’ll show you my furniture and tell you what I paid for it, budget vs. reality, etc…..and I know these will be in there, so I wanted to do a post dedicated to the wall art I have thus far.