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: Voltaire:

Voltaire at age 24 by Nicolas de Largillière. ...

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No, nothing has the power to part me from you; our love is based upon virtue, and will last as long as our lives.

Adieu, there is nothing that I will not brave for your sake; you deserve much more than that.

Adieu, my dear heart!

Excerpts From Famous Love Letters: Count Leo Tolstoy:

I already love in you your beauty, but I am only beginning to love in you that which is eternal and ever precious – your heart, your soul.

Beauty one could get to know and fall in love with in one hour and cease to love it as speedily; but the soul one must learn to know.

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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

Excerpts from Famous Love Letters: Juliette Drouet

Juliette Drouet (Noël)

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Julienne Josephine Gauvain AKA Juliette Drouet, was born on April 10, 1806  and diedMay 11, 1883. She was a French actress who abandoned her stage career after becoming the mistress of Victor Hugo. Juliette acted as a secretary and travelling companion to Hugo and accompanied him in his exile to the Channel Islands. She wrote literally thousands of letters to him over the course of her life.

Famous Love Letters: Juliette Drouet:

If only I were a clever woman, I could describe to you my gorgeous bird, how you unite in yourself the beauties of form, plumage, and song!

I would tell you that you are the greatest marvel of all ages, and I should only be speaking the simple truth. But to put all this into suitable words, my superb one, I should require a voice far more harmonious than that which is bestowed upon my species –

I will not tell you to what degree you are dazzling and to the birds of sweet song who, as you know, are none the less beautiful and appreciative.

I love you, I love you. My Victor; I can not reiterate it too often; I can never express it as much as I feel it.

I recognise you in all the beauty that surrounds me in form, in colour, in perfume, in harmonious sound: all of these mean you to me. You are superior to all. I see and admire – you are all!

You are not only the solar spectrum with the seven luminous colours, but the sun himself, that illumines, warms, and revivifies! This is what you are, and I am the lowly woman that adores you.

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Excerpts from Famous Love Letters: Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Famous Love Letters: Nathaniel Hawthorne:

Dearest, – I wish I had the gift of making rhymes, for methinks there is poetry in my head and heart since I have been in love with you.

You are a Poem.

Of what sort, then? Epic?

Mercy on me, no! A sonnet?

No; for that is too labored and artificial.

You are a sort of sweet, simple, gay, pathetic ballad, which Nature is singing, sometimes with tears, sometimes with smiles, and sometimes with intermingled smiles and tears.