Monday 5 December 2016

It's true, love changes everything

Ciara Ferguson

Published 07/11/2011 | 06:00

'We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden' - Johann Von Goethe.

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So much has changed. So little has changed. It's been a year since I first started writing this column, and just over a year since I got married in Italy to my Mr C. It's been a wonderful year, one of the best of my life, journeying around Shanghai, Lucca, and Dublin. Not to mention the voyage around each other. Marriage, like most things worth having requires a leap of faith, and until you take it, you are in uncharted territory -- especially when you are both in your 40s, from different countries, and already set in your idiosyncrasies. But Cupid isn't fussy and, love, being carefree and ageless, will find a way. And intimacy and companionship are the priceless treasure of our lives.

In other words, for us, it's great. The only trouble is that other people's happiness isn't all that interesting. Being happy together means day-to-day life is blissfully ordinary and free of drama, and frankly, there isn't an awful lot more to say about it.

We are getting on with our journey. We don't intend to settle down in any one place. Without children, we don't need to, so we will keep going, adapting and changing along the way.

Change is the one constant in life. I know that when things are difficult, the difficulties will pass. And when things are good, we should enjoy them, because nothing lasts forever.

It has been lovely to write here every week, to share a tiny piece of my world with you. But rather than eat my words I will swallow them and remember that change is good. It refreshes, makes way for something new, keeps us loving. And change, my dears, is why this is my last column.

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