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

“ ‘ I believe” said Nomerfide, ‘ that if one loves perfectly. With a love rooted in God’s commandments, then one will not experience humiliation or dishonour, provided one does not go astray and fall from the perfection of one’s love. For the glory of loving truly knows no shame. And although her body was imprisoned, her heart was free and united with God and her husband, so that I believe she did not experience her solitude as imprisonment but regarded it rather as the highest liberty. For when one can longer think of the person one loves, one’s greatest pleasure is to think about that person incessantly. Prison walls are never confining when the mind is allowed to wander as it will’.”

Marguerite de Navarre (1492-1549)

Published by Robert K Stephen (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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