Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine inspirations

I do love this.

Number 43, from "Sonnets from the Portuguese"

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,—I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!—and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
               Elizabeth Barrett Browning

And here's a lovely present that was waiting for me when I awoke - a dozen roses from Larry. He is such a good son, and someday he will make someone a terrific husband.


  1. You are a blessed woman indeed! Receiving roses from your son is wonderfully affirming - I bet you cried!

  2. ahhhhhhh valentine wishes from our children are all the sweeter

  3. Happy Valentine's, Heather!

    Your son is really sweet. Love that sonnet too. Enjoy.

  4. ...sniff, sniff... smile.... : )

    Fox ; )

  5. I'm terribly sorry to have you mistaken for another person, Sandra. Pls accept my sincere apologies.