Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies…..     Aristole

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage…… Lao Tzu

Age does not protect you from love, But, love, to some extent protects you from age….Anais Nin

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward in the same direction…Antoine deSaint Exupery

The best and most beautiful thing in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart…..Helen Keller

Love does not dominate; it cultivates….Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding places…Zora Neale Hurston

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays.  Clutch it, and it darts away….Dorothy Parker

I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor its coming with all my heart…Alice Walker

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.  I love you straightforwardly,  without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this; where I does not exist nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep….Pablo Neruda,  “Love Sonnet XVII”





When I said, “I love you,”

I went over the moon.

My heart sang its glory,

The stars sang in tune.

As when with a word

God brought forth light,

So with these words

You ended my night.

So with these words

You made something new:

A bond of devotion

Between me and you.

How powerful words

To shape who we are!

We ponder in silence;

Our words cross a bar.

Your words crossed a threshold

And entered the past.

Yet they have created

A world that will last.

By:  Nicholas Gordon



I love you with all I am

And all I’ll ever be.

You are my moon, my sun and stars,

My earth, my sky, my sea.

My love for you goes down and down

Beneath both life and death

So deep it must remain when I

Have drawn my last faint breath.

Holding you for months and years

Will make Time disappear,

Will make your lips my lips, your face

My face, your tear my tear;

Will make us one strange personage

All intertwined in bliss,

Not man or woman, live or dead—

Just nothing–but a kiss!

By:  Nicholas  Gordon


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Aubrey and Jessie

They met at a roller skating rink.

After the skating was over, the dance began.  He introduced himself, she did the same.  They danced that night and made plans for the next week.

He did not have a car, so he borrowed one and took her to a movie.  They dated on weekends, and after a few months he was sent on a training cruise for six months by the United States Marine Corps.

Letters came and went between them.

He came back, they continued to date.  He received orders to go on another cruise for six months.

He asked her to marry him before he left.

Her parents knew nothing about his family and not a lot about him.  They refused to sign the necessary papers  for them to get married.  Afterall, she was just turning nineteen!

They made their plans, and drove to the next state where permission from the parents was not needed for someone younger than twenty-one.  The requirements in that state was eighteen.

They got married by a Justice of the Peace in Wilmington, N.C.

Many years have passed since that glorious day.

He got out of the Marine Corps, went to college, they moved many times, raised three children, and moved to a beautiful and very active retirement community.

It has been almost fifty-one years since their marriage, and they are still very much in love with each other.


18 thoughts on “HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

  1. Aw, wonderful story of how you met your husband. Was meant to be 🙂 also partial to that quote you gave by Pablo Nuarado. Happy Valentines!


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