Thursday, December 23, 2010
This Christmas, I am again with my family which is always a joyous occasion for which I am so thankful. BUT, if I could be in two places at once, I would be playing in the snow with the love of my life and building more romantic memories to fall in love with each other over and over again. The most famous line of the film Love Story is "Love Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry". Even though I am not above apologizing, I love knowing that we love each other enough to know we'd never ever purposely hurt one another...and that means never having to say you're sorry but doing it because you want to. Being apart even for a few hours while I'm at work is hard, Summer Vacation no matter how fun it was was not close to what it was when he was around, and this Christmas, I wish he were with me here enjoying the warm Christmas weather and crazy mall behaviour.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010
"Come live with me and be my love, and we will some new pleasures prove, of golden sands, and crystal beaches, with silken lines and silver hooks..."--John Dunne
"But to see her was to love her, love but her, and love her forever."--Robert Burns
"I love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you."--Roy Croft
"I wished for nothing beyond her smile, and to walk with her thus, hand in hand, along a sun-warmed, flower-bordered path."--Andre Gide
"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."--Robert Heinlein
"Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."--Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one."--John Keats
"... See there's this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It's the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me." --Gretchen Kemp
"Make me immortal with a kiss."--Christopher Marlowe
"Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart."--Alphonse Marie de la Martine
"In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing."--Mignon McLaughlin
"I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal."--Vita Sackville-West
"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved."--George Sand
"Kiss me and you will see stars; love me and I will give them to you."--Unknown
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
From The Sunday Times
January 4, 2009
Scientists discover true love
John Harlow and Brendan Montague
SCIENTISTS have discovered true love. Brain scans have proved that a small number of couples can respond with as much passion after 20 years as most people exhibit only in the first flush of love.
The findings overturn the conventional view that love and sexual desire peak at the start of a relationship and then decline as the years pass.
A team from Stony Brook University in New York scanned the brains of couples who had been together for 20 years and compared them with those of new lovers. They found that about one in 10 of the mature couples exhibited the same chemical reactions when shown photographs of their loved ones as people commonly do in the early stages of a relationship.
Previous research suggested that the first stages of romantic love, a rollercoaster ride of mood swings and obsessions that psychologists call limerence, start to fade within 15 months. After 10 years the chemical tide has ebbed away.
The scans of some of the long-term couples, however, revealed that elements of limerence mature, enabling them to enjoy what a new report calls “intensive companionship and sexual liveliness”.
The researchers nicknamed the couples “swans” because they have similar mental “love maps” to animals that mate for life such as swans, voles and grey foxes.
The reactions of the swans to pictures of their beloved were identified on MRI brain scans as a burst of pleasure-producing dopamine more commonly seen in couples who are gripped in the first flush of lust.
“The findings go against the traditional view of romance – that it drops off sharply in the first decade – but we are sure it’s real,” said Arthur Aron, a psychologist at Stony Brook.
Previous research had laid out the “fracture points” in relationships as 12-15 months, three years and the infamous seven-year itch.
Aron said when he first interviewed people claiming they were still in love after an average of 21 years he thought they were fooling themselves: “But this is what the brain scans tell us and people can’t fake that.”
One pair of Aron’s swans are Billy and Michelle Jordon who, 18 years after they met, still make their friends envious. The couple, who live in Newport Beach, California, hold hands all the time. “It comes very naturally,” said Michelle, 59.
Lisa Baber, 40, and her husband David, 46, from Bristol, say they still feel the same frisson as when they got together 17 years ago.
“He was crazy and so exciting, he whisked me off my feet,” said Lisa. “That excitement is very much alive. We make sure our lives are always changing.”
Other couples who have kept their passion include Tony and Cherie Blair and Michael and Shakira Caine. Michael Howard, the former Tory leader, and his wife Sandra have been together for more than 30 years.
Aron said he and his wife Elaine, both 64, have a strong relationship but were a little jealous of the swans. “Their relationships are intense and sexually active, too, without many of the downsides of first love,” he said last week.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The other day, Keira Knightley and Rupert Fiend (her boyfriend) walked by me and they were not holding hands. It got me thinking, what does that mean about their relationship? There are those old couples who never let go of one another. That is romantic. If you love your girlfriend, always hold her hand! And like the otters, if she lets go, find her and hold her tighter.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
I'm glad for the way you make me feel
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Remember when Julia Roberts is sitting in the bubble bath singing Prince's Kiss as Richard Gere is leaving to work in Pretty Woman? I feel like that every weekend.
You don't have to be rich
to be my girl (boy in my case)
You don't have to be rich to rule my world
Ain't no particular sign I'm more compatible with
I just want you extra time and your
Sunday, February 21, 2010
April 3, 1796
I have received all your letters, but none has made me such an impression as the last. How, my beloved, can you write to me like that?
Don't you think my position is cruel enough, without adding my sorrows and crushing my spirit?
What a style! What feelings you show! They are fire, and they burn my poor heart.
My one and only Josephine, apart from you there is no joy; away from you, the world is a desert where I am alone and cannot open my heart.
You have taken more than my soul; you are the one thought of my life.
When I am tired of the worry of work, when I feel the outcome, when men annoy me, when I am ready to curse being alive, I put my hand on my heart; your portrait hangs there, I look at it, and love brings me perfect happiness, and all is miling except the time I must spend away from my mistress.
By what art have you captivated all my facilities and concentrated my whole being in you? It is a sweet friend, that will die only when I do.
To live for Josephine, that is the history of my life I long.
I try to come near you. Fool! I don't notice that I am going further away. How many countries separate us!
How long before you will read these words, this feeble expression of a captive soul where you are queen?
Oh, my adorable wife! I don't know what fate has in store for me, but if it keeps me apart from you any longer, it will be unbearable! My courage is not enough for that.
Once upon a time I was proud of my courage, and sometimes I would think of the ills destiny might bring me and consider the most terrible horrors without blinking or feeling shaken.
But, today the thought that my Josephine might be in trouble, that she may be ill, above the cruel, the awful thought that she may love me less blights my soul, stills my blood and makes me sad and depressed, without even the courage of rage and despair.
I used often to say men cannot harm one who dies without regret; but, now, to die not loved by you, to die without knowing, would be the torment of Hell, the living image of utter desolation. I feel I am suffocating.
My one companion, you whom fate has destined to travel the sorry road of life beside me, the day I lose your heart will be the day Nature loses warmth and life for me.
I stop, sweet friend; my soul is sad, my body tired, my spirit oppressed. Men bore me. I ought to hate them: they take me away from my heart.
Don't be frightened. Love me like your eyes; but that is not enough: like yourself, more than yourself, than your thoughts, your life, all of you.
Forgive me, dear love, I am raving; Nature is frail when one feels deeply, when one is loved by you.
Monday, February 15, 2010
I AM SOOO IN LOVE WITH THE GUY WHO WROTE THIS LETTER!!
Since I met you my faith in true love and romance has been restored. You are so wonderful. The moment I saw you I was in love. But at the same time, I was so sure that you were the person I would give myself to and spend all my days and nights with. You are a mystery to me at times. How could someone so perfect have been sent into my life? I wake up and think of you and the day I first saw you. I can't wait to have many wonderful adventures with you. You will be so successful and an inspiration to many people, not just for your work but also as a person. I am truly lucky, for I felt my heart would never find such a perfect match in love. I love you so much. You will be the only one I ever say those words to. My true love.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Remember never to focus on the few small incidents you fight about over the billions of amazing moments that you have. I intend to focus solely on the perfection of being head over heels in love with someone...this blog is my way of being grateful for that as often as possible.
It's cheesy I know but this quote I saw at Bed Bath and Beyond is a great motto for life: Live, Love, Laugh. LOL. <3
Monday, February 1, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
For every hopeless romantic who thinks finding the guy of their dreams is impossible. Start making your list and watch the magic happen!
In 500 Days of Summer, one of the characters said something like, my dream girl would probably have bigger boobs etc...but my girlfriend is better than my dream girl...because she's real.
One blue eye, one green, rides horses backwards, favorite shape is the star....it comes true. Watch. Believe. Shut up. Stop thinking. Let it happen.