Monday, February 13, 2012
Valentines Day Is For Everyone
We think we are still the young, agile couple; other people see this.
This dancing couple may be senior citizens but they are still having fun. I have about twenty years to be the age they are, but I plan on making the very most of each day along the way and be dancing and enjoying myself till I take the last breath on this earth.
This photo made me smile and helped me remember there is still romance and joy as people get older. Hopefully there will be some in my life.
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." --Helen Keller
"I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way
than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep."
--Love Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
Photo information: The first photo found on Google. The second photo: Hewitt Bruce and Betty Fisch take a spin on the dance floor at the Edgewater Pointe Estates retirement community in Boca Raton, Fla. The dance was part of a Valentine's Day celebration. (Wilfredo Lee/Associated Press)