Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mermaid Wisdom

I’m re-reading The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd. Today I came across this passage in which the woman’s husband—a psychiatrist—is trying to understand why his wife is having an affair. He says this:

“When a person was in need of cataclysmic change, of a whole new center in the personality, for instance, his or her psyche would induce an infatuation, an erotic attachment, an intense falling-in-love. Falling in love was the most ruthless catalyst on earth. But typically you fall in love with something missing in yourself that you recognized in the other person.”

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