Talk about your epic love stories! Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez is one of my all time favorite stories. It is such a great book to get lost in and I always end up reading it in a span of a few days. Many a nights have been spent trying to put it down in order to make time for sleep.
I am about halfway through it right now and just keep remembering why I like it so much. Pure bliss to read.
With her Florentino Ariza learned what he had already experienced many times without realizing it: that one can be in love with several people at the same time, feel the same sorrow with each, and not betray any of them. Alone in the midst of the crowd on the pier, he said to himself in a flash of anger: ‘My heart has more rooms than a whorehouse’.
And no quote from the book captures its spirit of love more so than the author’s dedication of the book to his wife. Simply stated at the front of the book
For Mercedes, of course.