Valentine Love is the focus of Valentine’s Day, and it is just around the corner. February 14th has become special for lovers. Yet the risk is that red roses and hallmark cards are stealing the show. When, in fact a day for love, could be just that… A Valentine Day for love, love and more love. As John Lennon said, “Love is all you need.” What’s more it is all we seek, all we want, all we strive for, and that is to love and to be loved.
Love is in the air
Love is really what we have come to appreciate most of all since Covid 19 engulfed our awareness and changed our plans. But it does give us a pause in the traffic to refocus on love. Love for self, for kids, for family, for animals, for trees, for land and culture, for the earth.
A Day for Valentines gives us the extra special opportunity to feel and to give love for one’s significant other. That is, the love we feel deep inside every day, not just on one day, Valentine’s Day. This day gives us pause to acknowledge something we carry inside on all days. I am reminded of a quote from one of Rumi’s poems,
“The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere,
they’re in each other all along.”
Rumi (13th Century Persian Poet)
A Valentine Marriage Proposal
Of course many couple’s turn to each other on this day and dare to say, will you marry me? And that is a romantic gesture like no other, the question which precede’s a life promise. And for that I am reminded of another more modern English author’s words, those of Neil Gaiman, who said, as part of a speech;
and then neither of you will ever need to be alone again.
Happy Valentine’s Day
Happy Valentine’s Day folks. May your day and your days be filled with love.
Call me after the proposal, and I promise I can help make your Wedding Day even more extraordinary, but oh so real and natural. Grow a heart tree for your wedding; a love tree, a tree of love, a life of love.