Love!

A Valentine Day reflection.

Yesterday was, of course, Valentine’s Day.

Rather than copy something from somewhere else I wanted to be original in my thoughts about love.

Jean was happy that this be published.

ooOOoo

February 14th, 2022

In a world where new gizmos are coming onto the scene with what seems like ever increasing rapidity there is one thing that remains constant. It is love.

To my mind, love is a great deal more than the emotional and romantic connection between a man and a woman. Of course, that love, the romantic connection, is the one that is the subject of countless songs, poems, plays, books, and many other forms of communication, and one that goes back to almost the origins of warm-blooded life.

If one opens one’s mind, however, love can cover so much more. Love for the land; love for the distant stars in a dark sky; love for the sea; love for nature; and on and on. Too many times for me to count, and why would I want to count them anyway, each day I look out to the north-east and towards Sexton Mountain. My fondness for that sight is, I think, a form of love.

But this is Valentine’s Day. Despite the history of the day being an ancient Christian feast, as in Saint Valentine, an early Christian martyr, it has long become an important cultural and commercial celebration of romance. I sense you and me wanting to kick back against the commercial imperatives although, as you can see, I offer you a Valentine’s card.

With this card, I celebrate our love.

With this card, I celebrate that you and I found true love back in 2007; the first time this had happened to me.

With this card, I celebrate all that we have.

Dear Jeannie, I Love You!

ooOOoo

Here is the card:

Card and Brandy!

11 thoughts on “Love!

  1. one that goes back to almost the origins of warm-blooded life

    You’ve got me pondering, now. Do cold-blooded creatures experience love? Hard to imagine a crocodile loving anything. How about trees? Bacteria? 😉

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  2. A wonderful Valentine! These are mine in their Valentine decorations!

    On Tue, Feb 15, 2022 at 3:00 AM Learning from Dogs wrote:

    > Paul Handover posted: ” A Valentine Day reflection. Yesterday was, of > course, Valentine’s Day. Rather than copy something from somewhere else I > wanted to be original in my thoughts about love. Jean was happy that this > be published. ooOOoo February 14th, 2022 I” >

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