Pg2-4)One Thousand and One Nights ~ Milan Kundera

Eros and Psyche by Antonio Canova

A great deal has been said about love at first sight; I am perfectly aware of love’s retrospective tendency to make a legend of itself, turn its beginnings into myth…
but I have no doubt there was a kind of clairvoyance at work: I immediately felt, sensed, grasped the essence of her being, or, to be more precise, the essence of what she was later to become for me; she had revealed herself to me the way religious truth reveals itself.
Milan Kundera