February 14 is designated to honor that age old infatuation we have with love....
An intense feeling of deep affection: "their love for their country".
Feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to (someone): "do you love me?".
noun. affection - fondness - darling - passion
verb. like - be fond of - fancy - adore
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous. Ingrid Bergman
Romantic love, longed for and spurned alike, can be salvation when returned freely, torment when unrequited. Love fills or breaks the heart, inspires or crushes. With the promise of love, we give all, even foolishly, to please, to win, to display our devotion. Is it any wonder, then, our fixation on this emotion? And what is true love?
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. Honore de Balzac
Admittedly, I am no great fan of Valentine's Day. It's not that I don't love...well...love. Not at all! Shall I hang my head in shame at the admission? Ha! I'm not against Valentine's Day, either. Preparing a special dinner for the one you love, writing a poem, a love letter, these all are wonderful ways to honor the animal we call love. But buying a card, a trinket, can all be done without love...hence my reluctance to buy into a set holiday.
Love is lived, a verb rather than an emotion. I experience love in the small things. Rising early to make coffee, setting aside a want to give another their own, taking the time to listen, receiving hugs from little hands that ask nothing in return - this is love.
May your Valentine's Day be filled with love of the purest kind.
A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy. George Jean Nathan
As a romance novelist, crazy, heart-stopping love is my business - or at least my ideas about it. But deep abiding love and passion, the sort that comes from a true and honest knowing of another soul, unfolds slowly over the course of a lifetime. To capture that heartfelt sentiment....