“Do you not know how it is with love? First, comes delight: then pain: then fruit. And then there is joy but that is different again form the first delight. And mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step: for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from ti we wake in despair. You must not try to keep the raptures: they have done their work. Manna kept, is worms. But you are full of sleep and we had better talk no more.”
~ The hermit, The Pilgrim’s Regress, Lewis.