Passage of the Day :Marguerite de Navarre: “The Heptameron”: Love

“I’ll do just as you ask, because the story I have in mind is about a woman who was wanton and a woman who was wise. You may please yourselves which example you follow. You will see that love makes bad people do bad things, and virtuous people do things we should respect. For in itself, love is good, but if the individual is bad, then you might wish to call it something else – foolish, fickle, cruel or deprived. What you will see, then, from the story I am about to tell you. It is that love doesn’t change the heart but shows the heart as it really is – wanton in women who are wanton, wise in women that are wise.”

Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549)

Published by Robert K Sephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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