Happy Valentine’s Day

For those of us who still dream and hope for love, here’s a very short poem:

My heart is hopeless
But hopes
Split asunder
But whole
Wonders why, when, how, where
But knows
Drained empty
But flooded to the brim and overflowing…

If you are in the throes of ecstatic love or one who still dreams, then today is for you:

Happy Valentine’s Day!

And here are some other great quotes on this exquisite madness we call love: Love is Magic #1, Love is Magic #2, Love is Magic #3, and Love is Magic #4.

9 thoughts on “Happy Valentine’s Day”

  1. The problem with love and romance, especially in the movies, is that we are shown how to fall in love, not be in love. Most love stories end at the wedding. The difficulty of love through life is never seen. The better relationships, often have more arguments, passion can lead to discord.

    Men want their wives to be as they were when they got married; wives want husbands to change. Neither is tenable.

    Oh well!?

    • Marriage and romance are often confused. They are not the same! And those who confuse the two pay with bitter disappointment, bored resignation, and/or regret. I believe that to fall in love and, more importantly, STAY in love is like winning the lottery. And with odds like that and silly human nature, what chance do any of us really have. Ah, well.

  2. There is this TV show call “This Is Us.” Jack and Rebecca are the father and mother of three children, and they really show what it means to have a loving relationship. Roses and flowers on Valentines Day do not count if that is the only day when people show their love for the people in their lives.

    In real life, that kind of love and dedication is something to dream about, but can never be achieved.

    • I agree. Valentine’s Day is nice but not very meaningful. For lovers, Valentine’s Day–kindness, thoughtfulness, and deep affection and love–should be daily occurrences, and if they are, then Valentine’s Day is just another day of the same loving behavior.

      I know the kind of loyalty and commitment and sweetness that Jack and Rebbecca share on “This Is Us” is extremely rare. But I tend to believe that if even one person can conceive it, then it is possible. If not for me, then for someone, somewhere…

  3. My heart is not cold this year but a little numb. It is interesting that Valentine’s Day falls on Ash Wednesday. Romantic love ? and all of its passion and lust and the start of Lent, a time of penance. Long-term love is a lot more like lent, sacrifice in a quest for contentment and enlightenment.

  4. Marriage and love are meant to go together and CAN be more than an unfulfilled dream.
    In the 41 years that Steve and I have been married we have had many ups and downs. But I can truthfully say that we are more in love today than we were in March of 1977!
    We learned early on that God made us and that he knows how to “do” this thing called love. After all, God is love.
    Time and time again we have relied on the Bible as our standard, prayer as our power and good people to get advice from when we get stuck.
    It’s hard. Sometimes it’s heartbreaking. But it’s beautiful and wonderful.
    And I do love roses and chocolates!

    • Betsy, it is so wonderful to hear about a love story that has withstood the test years and years. AND is still passionate.

      You and Steve are indeed blessed to have found each other and that you still love and honor, and value each other.

      My only wish is that we were all so blessed. Hugs to you both!


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