Happy Valentine's Day! This past Saturday, I attended my husband's nephew's wedding (a Valentine's wedding, how romantic!) and I was the official wedding photographer, despite being only an amateur, really. Snapping all those photos was fun but tiring. The colors were burgundy-red, white with a little pink. Here is a photo of one of the two-tone (bicolor?) roses.
This is a good time to reflect on why I write about love on a daily basis. It's the most powerful emotion on earth. The one most songs are written about. The right kind of love can heal the most devistating of emotional injuries. This quote says what I often strive for in my stories: "To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be. ~Anna Louise Strong
Favorite romantic movies:
Wedding Date, Dirty Dancing, The Lake House, 7 Days 7 Nights, 10 Things I Hate About You, Step Up
Favorite movies I was surprised to find romance as an important plot element: Wedding Crashers, Miami Vice
Romantic quotes from movies
"I'll wait for you...However long it takes...I'll wait for you forever." Susannah to Tristan -Legends of the Fall
"Love is like the wind. You can't see, but you can feel it." A Walk to Remember
"You complete me." Jerry Maguire
"Nobody puts Baby in the corner" --Dirty Dancing
"Death cannot stop true love. It can only delay it for a while." ~ The Princess Bride
"I've made the most important discovery of my life. It's only in the mysterious equation of love that any logical reasons can be found." ~ John Nash, in A Beautiful Mind
"It is not whether the person is perfect, nobody is; it is if the person is perfect for you that you must figure out." ~ Good Will Hunting
"The only wrong thing would be to deny what your heart truly feels." --THE MASK OF ZORRO"
If you love someone you say it...you say it right then, out loud,...or the moment just...passes you by." --My Best Friend's Wedding
"Love won't obey our expectations. Its mystery is pure and absolute." --Bridges of Madison County
"When you realize You want to spend The rest of your life with somebody, You want the rest of your life To start as soon as possible." --When Harry Met Sally
Once a tear fell off my cheek and into the ocean, the day I find it will be the day I stop loving you. - Anonymous
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much perfoms much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.~Vincent Van Gogh
In all that we do let us do it for love. ~Chris Cotton
Love is friendship set on fire. ~Jeremy Irons
The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of Divine accident. ~Sir Hugh Walpoe
What is your favorite romantic movie or quote?