Spiritual affinity

This was one of the readings at my wedding 13 years ago today:

“It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity. And unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created in years or even generations.” –Kahlil Gibran

A bold statement that may not apply so universally, but it has been true for me.