Ahh...Valentines Day. Isn't the word: "Valentine" so pretty?...Moving right along...the day where we celebrate love, even when it's bitterly cold outside, we manage to warm it up with all the love. I have grown up and grown to love this day. Why shouldn't we celebrate one of the driving forces of human nature? It's girly, sweet and fun. Having said that, today I decided to bring together some of my favorite photographs and writings about Love and Valentines Day. So here we go...

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. 
-Thomas Carlyle


Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
   If this be error and upon me proved,

   I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
Love God, your God, with your whole heart: love him with all that's in you, love him with all you've got! 
-Deuteronomy 6:5

1 Corinthians 13

  If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
  Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
If you want to be loved, be lovable. 
"Don't seek revenge or carry a grudge against any of your people. "Love your neighbor as yourself. I am God.
-Leviticus 19:18
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. 
-Albert Einstein
There you have it. A mix of verses, quotes, poems, photographs, drawings, and valentines. I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day and tell somebody you love, that you do in them.


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