Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day - Thanks for Sticking Around!

On this Valentine's Day, let me redirect you not to a home decor blog, but to a wonderful blog about life reflections written by a friend in California called An Angle of Prism Work. Having been married almost 20 years, I found that she eloquently captured the real romance of longer term marriages on Valentine's Day.
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"A few score years and it’s not about the high boil of romantic love, it’s about the low simmer of continuity and trust and commitment and loyalty and undying patience with a dash of good humor and compassion that is at the heart of intimacy."-lisen

Lisen and I were lucky to cross paths so many years ago. We both spend the summer enjoying the same street and the same beach - and hopefully will enjoy many more.

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Have a wonderful a Valentine's Day and remember to try to find the romance in the little moments.


  1. A beautiful sentiment on a special day. I enjoy the low simmer ever so much more than the days of the high boil. Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. Lisen wrote a beautiful piece - thank you so much for sharing it. The quote that you took from it was my favorite line.

  3. I appreciate those wise words...being married for 36 years!
    Love your mossy tray! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Take care, Laura

  4. Wonderful, truthful quote! The picture with the heart in the moss is fantastic! Now I am off to check this site. HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!

  5. So is always the little moments, xv.

  6. Hi,
    I found your blog very entertaining. At our company, we are planning to throw a Valentine's day party this Friday, though we are a little late but hope to have a nice get together for our staff as well as share holders. I am checking sites for some out-of-the-box ideas. Any suggestions...?
    Thank you!

  7. Lovely! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Love the heart in the moss!


  8. I'd been marry for 45 years so I know about Lisen's words,and this is the only truth... your last words excellent. Thank you to both of you. Julia C. from BA(Argentina)

  9. that heart shaped fern (or whatever) is darling.

  10. I've only been married a few years and those words already strike true for me. My husband is my best friend and I've known him almost 8 years and there is something comforting in feeling so comfortable around him!

  11. So very true on the sentiments....I've been married 31 yrs and would like to abolish Valentines Day. It truly is one for the young in love, Lisen is right, when life settles in the relationship settles as well!

    Blessings Gina!

  12. oh, that moss tray is just gorgeous! And of course, the beautiful quote is very fitting - and true :-)


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