Posts Tagged ‘Valentine’s Day’


There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand different versions.  

La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)


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It is quiet here on the Cutoff this Valentine’s afternoon. A dusting of snow powdered the morning as I sat, filling out bills and forms and such; catching up on a small hill of “stuff” that was awaiting my return from Minnesota.

I’d best pick up my pace a bit if the mail is going to get where it needs to be.

I seem to be a bit sluggish after yesterday’s seven hour car ride down along the interstate that connects three states. After so many days filled with new language and pretend, books and snuggles and baby kisses, I need to change tempo.

Ah, if I close my eyes tight and breath in deep, I can still smell that delightful baby smell and if I’m ¬†quiet, very quiet, which I’m trying to be, I can hear my own heart ticking like Kezzie’s clock and pretend to be with her still.

Aha! There on the counter is a small box of chocolates with my name on it. If I take just one, maybe two, perhaps the sluggishness will abate and I will relish all that is here at home for me today, like these rose petals, still fresh and fragrant. After a bite or two, or three, I will remember to wish you all a very wonderful Valentine’s Day!

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Romeo and Juliet by Sir Frank Dicksee


Love is the only game

not called on account

of darkness.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)


Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

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