Tuesday, May 22, 2012

And What I'd Like To Believe Romantic Love Feels Like

From Andre Agassi's autobiography 'Open':

'To my mind, being with the right woman is true happiness. After all the time I've spent putting together my so-called team, the only thing I want now is to feel like a valued member of Stefanie's (wife Steffi Graf) team. I hope he (Pete Sampras) feels the same way about his fiancee. I hope he cares as much about his place in her heart as he seems to care about his place in history. I wish I could tell him so.'

I don't know what it feels like to be in love. Over time I've gotten an idea that it's not a preset condition that you acquire, rather it comes to attain whatever shape & texture you choose to give it. In that sense, I'm not sure of what I'm hunting for or whether I should be 'hunting' at all.
But this understanding of love that Agassi speaks of, seemed like something worth aspiring for.


  1. What was the context for his statement? Seems pretty patronizing to me.

    1. Really? Hmmm...perhaps. But that's not the impression I got.

      In terms of context: you'd have to read the book to understand his dynamic with Pete Sampras and his relationships with women, before he met Steffi Graf.

      Having said that, for me, this quote is beyond his specific context. I happily appropriated his words to suit mine.