When I think of romantic love; intense sexuality, tenuous behaviors, vulnerability, mutual unrealistic expectations come to mind. Enduring love nurtures sexuality as needed with a shared regard for the welfare of each other. The ability to say I'm sorry and mean it and understanding the need for touch and those 3 magic words (intermittently)...I love you. ~ Carolyn Moon ~
|One of the many images of romantic love!|
There are many ways in which we love and to take a day to celebrate it doesn't negate that this should be couched in the mundane, challenging and intriguing aspects of daily life. As Susan Piver's piece "A Day Of Love" so eloquently states in her seven ways to show love to all humanity. It's not just romantic relationships that should overshadow this day for they are tenuous and necessary with exceptions, of course. The reaching out to others in caring and thoughtful ways should be the driving force 365 days a year with an exclamation mark on the 14th.
|The Face of Humanity|
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr
|Love of Family Is Essential|
|Love of the Global Family|
Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows me to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style. ~ Maya Angelou ~