From this angle, it looks like love…

English: A heart shaped potato.

English: A heart shaped potato. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Every morning, I take our dogs for a 1.7 mile “walk around the block”. Our “block” is a gravel rural loop road with beautiful mountain views, a couple of good, steep hills, bountiful jack rabbits, ground squirrels and birds to chase and good, clean, fresh country air. It is a reasonably modest workout for me and my fiancé accompanies us most of the time.
Today I passed a small rock in the road that I recognized for the umpteenth time. It stands out because it is white set against most of the other drab gray rocks. It is probably quartz, although I have not picked it up to examine it.
I’ve been thinking about that rock today and how, as I approach it, it looks like a heart. I collect heart shaped rocks, so I am always on the lookout to find another one to add to my collection.
When I saw the white rock this morning, I said to myself. “From this angle, it looks like love…”. Meaning that, as I approached it, the rock looked heart shaped. It actually isn’t, but it got me thinking about how we “see” things.
Wouldn’t it be nice if everything I looked at made me think “From this angle, it looks like LOVE…” ?
I believe that the way we see things makes all the difference in keeping a love relationship romantic and fresh. That little rock reminded me to don my rose colored glasses and start “seeing” more love in my life!
I already know that seeing and appreciating all the love in my life is a perfect way to create more, if I can just remember to look at everything from my loving perspective.
Never mind that the rock isn’t really a heart. Not every gesture my fiancé makes is romantic either! (I know, shocking, isn’t it? LOL) I get to choose how I’m going to “see”. So, I’m going to leave that little rock right there in the middle of the road and use it as a small beacon of romance; a gentle reminder each morning to look with my amorous eyes.
Don’t get me wrong, I know I am extraordinarily blessed with a wonderful life partner and a magnificent relationship. But you know how it is, sometimes it’s easy to lose focus… we get busy… distracted… preoccupied…
As the sun burns through the morning mist warming my shoulders and dissolving the frost decorating each golden blade of roadside grass, our ever joyful dogs dance and prance toward home. And from this angle…..

Excerpts From Famous Love Letters: Zelda Sayre

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Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald  was born on July 24, 1900  and died on March 10, 1948.  She was born Zelda Sayre (Sayre: rhymes with fair) and grew up in Montgomery, Alabama. She was an American novelist in her own right and also the wife of famous writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.

An icon of the 1920s—she was dubbed by her husband as “the first American Flapper“. After the success of her husband’s first novel, This Side of Paradise (in 1920), the Fitzgeralds became celebrities.

The newspapers of New York considered them to be classic representations of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties: young, (seemingly) wealthy, beautiful, and energetic.

Famous Love Letters: Zelda Sayre:

I am loving, loving every tiny minute of the day and night—

Scott–there’s nothing in all the world I want but you–and your precious love–All the materials things are nothing.

I’d just hate to live a sordid, colorless existence-because you’d soon love me less–and less–and I’d do anything–

anything–to keep your heart for my own–I don’t want to live–I want to love first, and live incidentally…

Don’t–don’t ever think of the things you can’t give me–You’ve trusted me with the dearest heart of all–and it’s so damn much more than anybody else in all the world has ever had—Don’t you think I was made for you? I feel like you had me ordered–and I was delivered to you–to be worn–I want you to wear me, like a watch–charm or a button hole bouquet–to the world.

And then, when we’re alone, I want to help–to know that you can’t do anything without me…

All my heart–

I love you

Romantic Ideas Online, Life Can Be a Honeymoon! Romance Ideas and Romantic Tips

Romantic Ideas Online, Life Can Be a Honeymoon! Romance Ideas and Romantic Tips.

Excerpts from Famous Love Letters: Lord Randolph Churchill

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Famous Love Letters: Lord Randolph Churchill:

Dearest if you are as fond of me as I am of you…nothing human could keep us long apart.

This last week has seemed an eternity to me; Oh, I would give my soul for another of those days we had together not long ago…

My first and only love…Believe me ever to be

Yrs devotedly and lovingly,

10 LOVE NOTES TO GO WITH ROMANTIC GIFTS:

1. Buy your sweetheart a lottery ticket and attach a note that reads, “I hit the jackpot when I found you!” or “You are one in a million.”

Between Hope and Fear- Alma Tadema 2. Send a dozen roses or other flowers. ( Meaning of Flowers ). 11 of them should be the same color and one should be a contrasting color. For example: 11 red roses and one white one. Include a note that says, “In every bunch there’s one who stands out – and you are that one.”

3. Send your love a mixed bouquet of flowers with this quote:”We are the leaves of one branch, the drops of one sea, the flowers of one garden.” – (Jean Baptiste Henry Lacordaire)

4. Or send them tulips with this note: “I’ve got tulips! Two-lips to kiss you all over!”

5. Give them a bouquet of sunflowers with a romantic greeting card that has the romantic lyrics from Stevie Wonder’s “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life.”

6. Give your beloved a clock or watch with a note that says, “I’ll always make time for you.”

7. Purchase a four leaf clover and give it to your beloved with the words, “I’m so lucky I found you!”

8. Give your beloved a small flowering plant with a note: “My love blooms for you.” or “I bloom with your love.”

9. Buy your mate something with a star motif like an ornament or star shaped pendant or ring. Attach of love note that reads, “I am like a falling star who has finally found her(his) place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever.: – (Amy Tan)

10. Give your beloved a portrait or picture of themselves with a love note that says, “This is my beloved and this is my friend.” – (Song of Solomon)

Say It With Romantic Love Quotes

Romantic love quotes can be used in all kinds of ways. As well as the more obvious applications like including them in correspondence such as romantic emails, romantic love letters and romantic cards, they can be used to create any number of romantic gifts for your Special Someone.

“Find some nice quotes and really turn up the heat in your romance today!”

If you have nice handwriting, or know someone who does (for you doctor-types out there- you know who you are…)

A tastefully framed love quotation is a thoughtful and romantic birthday gift idea for your loved one to put on their desk or hang in a special spot.

Just look around you and use your imagination. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to add romantic words to your gift giving.

Don’t be afraid to experiment! Your sweetheart will love you all the more for your literary sense of adventure!

romantic love quotes romantic art Alphonse Mucha

Here’s an idea for turning your romantic “scrawl” into a work of art! Use your word processor to print out what you have written (or copied) using a “calligraphic” font for a professional looking presentation. I think the personal touch of handwriting makes it a bit more meaningful and therefore romantic, but not if you cringe at your scribbling every time you see it!

Romantic sayings can be written on a photo of the two of you (or a nice one of just you) prior to framing. They can be added to a gift enclosure card or written on sticky notes and tucked here and there around the house.
Read more: http://www.romantic-ideas-online.com/romantic-love-quotes.html#ixzz1CqnIkHox

Always be on the “lookout” for romantic inspiration. It’s everywhere!

Milano, Italy

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Romantic Art - The Love Letter - FragonardYou can also turn to the romantic experts, especially when it comes to crafting the perfect love letter. Try gaining your inspiration from famous love letters written by the likes of Beethoven to his “Immortal Beloved” or Napoleon Bonaparte to Josephine.

For those of you who are handy, (or “thumby”) romantic text messages are sure to make your sweetheart smile!

Romance stories and romance novels can be full of useful romance filled words and passages. Sometimes just reading a certain scenario or section out loud to your lover (or even to yourself!) can elicit a delightful, if not sensuous response! I know I have my favorites!

We all have favorite romantic love songs whose music and lyrics make our little hearts beat faster and put that dance in our steps. The poetry of romantic love song lyrics is an abundant source of romantic phrases. Surround yourself with romantic music.

Another useful source for romantic words is romantic movie quotes. There is something about the remembered visual effect along with the romantic words that packs a powerful romantic punch.

Make a habit of watching romantic movies with your mate on a regular basis. There’s gold in them thar hills!

So many romantic things to say, so little time!