Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine’s day. Today I share snapshots of cuteness and photos of the precious ones I love. February 14th is a day for celebrating love in the name of Saint Valentine. Showing love, affection and friendship approximately 180 million cards will be exchanged on Valentine’s Day. Nearly $2 billion will be spent on flowers with 224 million roses grown just for this holiday. Another $2 billion on candy, given as sweet expressions of love and romance.
Truth is, as the Beatles sang “Love is all you need”. Surprise, today there will be no thought provoking stories on this post! Just a little sharing of myself for Valentine’s Day and my poem Cupid's Arrow.
"When your soul hears an unfamiliar melody and two heart's blissfully sing along, it's when you're in love and absolutely where you belong."
Violet has a new boyfriend, his name is Rémi. He is very theatrical and loves adventure. They met one evening after the ballet.
Rémi and the pink velvet sofa were gifts from my hubby John.
Love blooms in the Ballet theatre.
“The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart”
White roses are my favorite flower, followed by pink roses.
How cute is this heart shaped pasta! It will be a bed for Shrimp Scampi, our Valentine's dinner.
Our Pretty Grand Gabrielle, sweet as can be and 19 years old. When Gabby was born I nicknamed her my pink pumpkin.
Our honor roll student, adorable Grandson Dane, who is full of curiosity and adventure. Dane is 12 years old.
“Where there is love there is life.”
John and I in a photo booth.
On a bright twinkling star filled celebratory evening, with libations that flowed and endless gourmet appetizers, an incredible dinner followed. Conversation and laughter filled the room with many champagne toasts. Afterwards John and I wound up kissing in a photo booth. Followed by a phone call at 1:10 AM to my brother Kevin announcing "Best wedding ever"... (Kevin was sound asleep)! Our beautiful niece Jeanie married her soul mate Joe, a wedding of romance to always remember.
“Real love stories never have endings”
I'll be back in 2 weeks. With a post of Springtime changes in our row-home and some poetic thoughts.
"Love is the poetry of the senses."
Truly...madly...deeply in love I hear you declare,
Love is profound and infinite that two hearts share.
Love is a sensation that can magically appear precious and dear,
or perhaps it is simple puritanical emotions that are more austere.
Love can begin simply as lust, an unbridled sexual desire
When it is truly...madly...deeply in love you hope to acquire.
Love can often be a totally intangible concept for a person to define,
Especially if to appears on a Valentine's card asking you to "Be Mine"!
Cupid just shot an arrow into your heart from up above,
Trust and believe it is truly...madly...deeply feelings of love.
(source for the pen and ink Cupid was Google, which was altered for my poem header)