page 478 of 818 of Fortunata and Jacinta: Two Stories of Married Women

Art and even religion is always going on about how if everyone just loved all the time, acted from love, then the world would be perfect. But thats an ideal that is not possible in a world of rules and responsibilities and of people who might not love us back. We’re told to strive towards love but when we actually do it we’re too often ruined.